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Eight out of 11 popular slime toys for children we tested failed safety testing

18/07/2018

Children’s toy slime on sale with up to four times EU safety limit of potentially unsafe chemical. By Hannah Fox. which.co.uk. July 17, 2018. Eight out of 11 popular children’s slimes we tested failed safety testing. Which? is warning parents to approach children’s slime with caution after tests found some contain levels of boron more […]



Breast Cancer linked to certain Hair Dyes and chemical Relaxers

23/06/2017

Could Certain Hair Dyes, Relaxers Raise Breast Cancer Risk? medlineplus.gov. June 20, 2017. Study findings differ by race, but one expert says they’re inconclusive.The safety of hair products has been debated for years. Now, new research suggests that black women who use dark hair dyes face a higher risk of breast cancer, while chemical relaxers […]


Coalition of scientists from 29 countries said in urging much stricter limits on use of triclosan

23/06/2017

Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics. medlineplus.gov. June 20, 2017. Triclosan isn’t proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says.The germ-fighting chemical triclosan has got to go, an international coalition of scientists claims. Triclosan is found in thousands of products ranging from soap and cosmetics to toothpaste and common […]


FDA Bans Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps as Ineffective

06/09/2016

The FDA just banned antibacterial soaps because they’re not safer or cleaner than regular soap. By Rebecca Harrington. aciencealert.com, September 05, 2016. The US Food and Drug Administration banned antibacterial soaps on Friday because they’re not better, cleaner, or safer than regular soap. "Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread […]


Children younger than age 6 accounted for 94 percent of laundry pod cases in US

25/07/2016
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3 in 4 youngsters exposed to laundry pod detergent suffer poisoning. By Robert Preidt. medlineplus.gov. July 21, 2016.  Hospitalizations 4 times more common with pods compared to other detergents, study finds. Brightly colored laundry detergent pods pose a much greater risk to young children than other types of detergents, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed […]



Association of birth outcomes with fetal exposure to parabens, triclosan and triclocarban , study

05/05/2016

Use of personal care products during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in newborns. sciencedaily.com. May 04, 2016.  Summary:A new study presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. The antimicrobial compound, triclocarban, mainly added to soaps, was associated with shorter gestational age at birth.Read related, US: Human biomonitoring of […]



Domestic use of bleach and infections in children, study

17/04/2015
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Passive exposure to bleach at home linked to higher childhood infection rate. eurekalert.org. April 02, 2015. Effects modest, but widespread use of bleach adds up to public health concern, say researchers.  Passive exposure to bleach in the home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, suggests research published online in Occupational […]


The commonly used antimicrobial additive triclosan is a liver tumor promoter, study

19/11/2014

The ‘dirty’ side of soap: Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice. sciencedaily.com.November 17, 2014.Summary: Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use, researchers report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical.Read related: Human biomonitoring […]


US: there were a child every hour exposed to the concentrated chemicals in laundry detergent pods

11/11/2014

Laundry detergent pods a serious poisoning risk for children younger than 6 in U.S., study finds. sciencedaily.com. November 10, 2014. Summary: After releasing the results of a new study detailing the dangers of laundry detergent pods, researchers are calling for a national product safety standard in an effort to better protect children. The study showed […]


The most common soaps, shampoos and detergents actually pose a minimal risk to the environment

04/10/2014

Surfactants do not harm  the environment. By Janne Hansen. envs.au.dk. October 02. 2014. You can brush your teeth, and wash yourself and your clothes with a clear conscience. The most common soaps, shampoos and detergents actually pose a minimal risk to the environment. This is the conclusion of a comprehensive survey that covers more than […]


Exposure of hairdressers to ortho- and meta-toluidine in hair dyes

10/06/2014

Hair Dyes May Still Cause Cancer: Known Carcinogens Found In Hairdressers’ Blood. By Anthony Rivas. medicaldaily.com. June 09, 2014. With over 5,000 chemicals in a hair dye product — they’re powerful, after all — some of them were bound to have some harmful effects. In the late 1970s, scientists discovered that 89 percent of formulations […]




Trivia # 177:cosmetics poisoning in Sertox

23/01/2012

Toxicological Trivia from January 23, 2012: In December 2007 in Sertox,  from 15.111 cases attended in the past 10 years, only 340 were for cosmetics (2.25%). 87.5% are children under 10 years (70% under 2 years), predominantly male (58.7%), 94.5% are INIH (unintentional household poisonings), 85.7% oral, 77.5% passed without the symptoms and the rest […]


Trivia # 177:cosmetics poisoning in Sertox

23/01/2012

Toxicological Trivia from January 23, 2012: In December 2007 in Sertox,  from 15.111 cases attended in the past 10 years, only 340 were for cosmetics (2.25%). 87.5% are children under 10 years (70% under 2 years), predominantly male (58.7%), 94.5% are INIH (unintentional household poisonings), 85.7% oral, 77.5% passed without the symptoms and the rest […]


Controversy with breast implants made by a French company

21/12/2011
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Breast implants ‘have no cancer link’ says UK watchdog. bbcnews. December 21, 2011. Women with silicone breast implants made by a French company should not have them removed, UK officials say. French authorities will decide shortly whether women should have implants supplied by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) removed, amid fears of health risks.But the UK’s […]


Controversy with breast implants made by a French company

21/12/2011
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Breast implants ‘have no cancer link’ says UK watchdog. bbcnews. December 21, 2011. Women with silicone breast implants made by a French company should not have them removed, UK officials say. French authorities will decide shortly whether women should have implants supplied by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) removed, amid fears of health risks.But the UK’s […]


For an improvement in cosmetics regulation in USA

21/10/2011
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US legislators propose crackdown on toxic cosmetics. By  Lauren Vogel, CMAJ. October 07, 2011. In a bid to “close gaping holes” in cosmetics regulation, American legislators are proposing that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) be given the authority to ensure that personal-care products, including cosmetics, are free of harmful ingredients and that […]


For an improvement in cosmetics regulation in USA

21/10/2011

US legislators propose crackdown on toxic cosmetics. By  Lauren Vogel, CMAJ. October 07, 2011. In a bid to “close gaping holes” in cosmetics regulation, American legislators are proposing that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) be given the authority to ensure that personal-care products, including cosmetics, are free of harmful ingredients and that […]



Hypospadias & Hairspray

21/11/2008

Hairspray linked to birth defect. bbcnews. Nov.21, 2008.Boys born to women exposed to hairspray in the workplace may have a higher risk of being born with a genital defect. Imperial College London scientists talked to women who had babies with hypospadias, where the urinary tract is found away from the penis.[ See ]


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