Steps To Dental Health:
A Holistic Guide for
Your Mouth & Body
GLOSSARY OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS & SYNTHETICS
IN COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
(a handful of the most harmful chemicals to your health are listed
here from the over 10,250 toxic chemicals to be found in cosmetics
and personal care products)
This glossary is extracted from an artcile by Klaus
Hydroxy Acid): the skin is exfoliated chemically instead of
mechanically via abrasion, dries and increases skin aging. Supposed
to be anti-wrinkle, found in many skin and hair care products. Used
as solvent originally in cleaning compounds and for tanning leather.
A smooth finish is developed by stripping the outer layer of the
skin, irritated skin can puff up.
Acetamide MEA: used in lipsticks and cream blusher to retain
moisture, causes adverse reactions, carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic.
Acetone: or EPA, RCRA, CERCLA hazardous waste list. Inhalation
can cause dryness of the mouth and throats, dizziness, nausea, in
coordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, and, in severe exposures,
coma. Acts primarily as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant.
You will find it in cologne, dishwashing liquid, detergent, nail
Alkyl-phenol-ethoxylades: mimics estrogen, used in shampoo,
carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic. Causes adverse reactions. Reduces
Ammonium laureth sulphate: found in hair and bubble bath
products. Laureth contains ether that is listed as carcinogenic,
mutagenic, toxic and causes adverse reactions.
Aluminum: used as colour additive in cosmetics, especially
eye shadow. Listed as carcinogenic, toxic and mutagenic.
a-Pinene: sensitizer, damaging to the immune system, in bar
and liquid hand soaps, cologne, shaving cream, deodorants. Dishwashing
liquid, air freshener.
a-Terpineol: highly irritating to mucous membranes, aspiration
into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal edema., also
can cause excitement, ataxia (loss of muscular coordination), hypothermia,
CNS respiratory depression, headache, prevent repeated or prolonged
skin contact, found in perfume, cologne, laundry detergent, bleach
powder, laundry bleach, fabric softener, stickup air freshener,
Vaseline lotion, soap, hairspray, after shave, roll-on deodorant.
Bentonite: used in fascial mask, makeup, face powder. Supposed
to draw out toxins and claimed to be non-toxic, but rats died when
injected with it.
Benzaldehyde: narcotic, sensitizer, local anesthetic, CNS
depressant, irritation to the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, lungs,
an GI tract, causing nausea and abdominal pain, may cause kidney
damage, do not use with contact lenses. Found in perfume, cologne,
hairspray, laundry bleach, deodorants, detergents, Vaseline lotion,
shaving cream, shampoo, bar soap, dishwasher detergent.
Benzene: found combined with other chemicals in many personal
care products and is known a bone-marrow poison, carcinogenic, mutagenic,
toxic and causes adverse reactions.
Benzyl acetate: carcinogenic, linked to pancreatic cancer,
from vapours irritating to eyes and respiratory passages, exciting
cough, can be absorbed through the skin causing systemic effects,
do not flush to sewer, used in perfume, cologne, shampoo, fabric
softener, stickup air freshener, dishwashing liquid and detergent,
soap, hairspray, bleach, after shave, deodorant.
Benzyl alcohol: irritating the upper respiratory tract, headache,
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression,
and death in severe cases due to respiratory failure. Used in perfume,
cologne, soap, shampoo, nail enamel remover, air freshener, laundry
bleach and detergent, Vaseline lotion, deodorants, fabric softener.
Benzyl violet: used as a colouring in various products, including
nail treatment, it is a possible human carcinogen, according to
the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Group 2B),
on US and European labels, it is frequently listed as violet 2 or
Camphor: local irritant and CNS stimulant, readily absorbed
through body tissues, irritation of eyes, nose and throat, dizziness,
confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions, avoid inhalation
of vapours, found in perfume, shaving cream, nail enamel, fabric
softener, dishwasher detergent, nail color, stickup air freshener.
Coal Tar derivatives:
Mmany kinds of shampoo designed to treat dandruff and flaky scalp
contain it. Disguised with names such as FD, FDC or DF&C colour.
It causes potentially severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks,
fatigue, nervousness, headaches, nausea, lack of concentration,
cancer, carcinogen, cough, redness of skin, burning sensation, can
irritate nose, throat, hoarseness, nosebleeds, coughing, phlegm,
changes in skin pigment and a rash. A 2001 California study published
in the International Journal of Cancer found that women who used
to permanent hair dyes once a month were twice likely to develop
bladder cancer! There are many factors involved with hair colouring.
Studies in the U.S. have suggested that the chemical reaction created
by hair colouring products may be having a carcinogenic effect and
have also associated hair colourings with an increased risk of Non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma. Try to avoid dark hair dyes entirely and choose products
made with natural ingredients instead. Banned in EU cosmetics!
Cocamide DEA: (also listed as Cocamide diethanolamine) nitrosamines
can form in all cosmetic ingredients containing amines, nitrosamines
and amino derivatives with nitrogen compounds, are known to be carcinogen
causing allergic reactions and contact dermatitis. When DEA is applied
to the skin known carcinogens can form, mostly found in shampoo.
The National Toxicology Program in the U.S. published in 1998 a
study that topical skin application ofcocamide DEA created in mice
and rats liver tumours.
Cocomidopropyl Betaine: used in shampoo in combination with
other surfactants, synthetic, causes eyelid dermatitis.
Carboner 9ds34, 940, 941, 960, 961C: as thickener, stabilizer
in creams, toothpaste, eye makeup, bathing products, may cause eye
DEA (Diethanolamine): a synthetic solvent, detergent and
humectant (moisturizer) widely used in brake fluid, industrial degreaser
and antifreeze. Mostly used in liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner.
Can be harmful for the liver, kidneys and pancreas. May cause cancer
in various organs, irritates skin, eyes, mucous membranes. Found
also in hair dye, lotions, cream, bubble bath, liquid dishwashing
detergent and laundry soap. Creates health risk especially to infants
and young children. Forms nitrosamines known to be carcinogens.
Causes allergic reactions and contact dermatitis, hazardous and
Dibutyl phthalate: used in nail polish in combination with
toluene and formaldehyde, a colourless, oily liquid with a week
aromatic odour, irritation of eyes, nose throat, abdominal pain,
diarrhoea, may cause nausea, tearing of eyes, vomiting, dizziness,
long term exposure may cause liver and kidney damage, my harm the
development of foetus and male testes, may cause mutations, reproductive
damage, headache, drowsiness, seizures, affect nervous system, harm
to the unborn child, possible risk of impaired fertility, dangerous
for the environment, banned in EU cosmetics, used in epoxy resins,
insect repellent, clothing and a solvent for perfumes, oils and
Dimethylamine: known to cause cancer, can irritate and cause
severe burns of the skin, irritate and burn the eyes with possible
permanent damage, even causing blindness, prolonged exposure may
damage the liver, can affect you when breathed in and by passing
through the skin, cough, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath,
dizziness, nausea, slurred speech, irritable mood, used in de-hairing,
detergents and pesticides, used in leather tanning and pharmaceutical
products, banned in EU cosmetics.
6. Dioform: many toothpastes and other tooth whiteners contain it,
damages your teeth enamel and weakening their protective shell
Dioxane: also called 1,4 Dioxane, a flammable liquid, may
form explosive chemicals, especially when anhydrous (very dry),
enters the body when people breathe air or consume water or food
contaminated with dioxane., can also be absorbed through skin contact,
causes watering of the eyes, redness of skin and eyes, pain, headaches,
nausea, cough, sore throat, abdominal pain, dizziness, drowsiness,
vomiting, unconsciousness. Is used in facial moisturizer/treatment,
shampoo and a variety of cosmetics.
Disodium EDTA: may contain dangerous levels of ethylene oxide
and or dixane, both potent toxins, a manufacturing by- product,
also used as chelating agent, carcinogenic.
Hydantoin DMDM: causes dermatitis, acts as a preservative
and may release formaldehyde and is suspected carcinogen. Rats develop
cancer when injected with is chemical.
Elastin: supposedly improves the elasticity of the skin when
applied topically, but there is no proof it's true.
Ethanol: (hazardous waste list by EPA), creates fatigue,
irritating to eyes and upper respiratory tract even in low concentrations.
Inhalation of ethanol vapours can have effects similar to those
characteristic of ingestion. These include an initial stimulatory
effect followed by drowsiness impaired vision, ataxia, stupor, causes
CNS disorder, found in bar and liquid hand soap, cologne, perfume,
shaving cream, deodorants, dishwashing liquid, air freshener.
Ethyl acetate: narcotic: (hazardous waste list by EPA)t,
irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract, may cause headache
and narcosis (stupor), de-fatting effect on skin and may cause drying
and cracking, anemia with leukocytosis and damage to liver and kidneys,
wash thoroughly after handling, found in after shave, cologne, perfume,
shampoo, nail color ,nail enamel remover, fabric softener, dishwashing
Ethylacrylate: acrylates and methacylates are monomers that
are combined with other monomers or polymers to produce plastics
us in cosmetics, medicine, dentistry and manufacturing industries.
When inhaled causes cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, redness
of eyes and skin, pain, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea,
skin allergy, liver and kidney damage, severe irritations and burns
of the eyes and skin, respiratory system, sensitization by skin
contact and is a flammable and reactive liquid, a fire and explosion
hazard, banned in EU cosmetics.
FDC-n (FD&C): various artificial different colours and
some are simply irritants while others are strong carcinogens.
Fluoride: hazardous chemical, researchers linked it to cancer
years ago, but no one was listening. Fluoridated toothpaste is especially
dangerous to young children who tend to swallow it since it is tasty
after brushing their teeth. Supposed to stop tooth decay, however,
it seems just to do the opposite and Scientists are now linking
fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis, allergic reactions, can
lead also to Crohn's disease, a manufacturing toxic by-product.
Formaldehyde: due to its bad reputation it is sometimes hidden
under the name DMDM hydantoin or MDM hydantoin, trade name is formalin.
Released by diazolidinyl urea, causes dermatitis, adverse effects,
is very toxic when inhaled or swallowed, skin irritant, a suspected
carcinogen and linked to cancer, burning sensation, cough, headache,
nausea, shortness of breath, watering eyes, blurred vision, corrosive,
should be handled with extreme caution, can irritate nose, throat
and mouth, is a highly flammable gas and a dangerous fire hazard,
should be handled with extreme caution.
causes asthma and CNS disorders, found in cologne, perfume, soap,
shaving cream, deodorant, air fresheners
Imidazolidinyl Urea: skin sensitizer, can instigate immune
system response that include itching, burning, scaling, hives, blisters
of skin, severe respiratory reaction, gastrointestinal or liver
toxicity hazards suspected, used in a huge variety of cosmetics
and personal care products
Lauramide DEA: potentially contaminated with impurities,
linked to cancer and other significant health problems, used in
many cosmetics, shampoo, hair color, spray and bleaching, liquid
hand soap, bubble bath shaving cream, bath oil etc.
Lead Acetate: evidence of carcinogenic effect, may cause
kidney and brain damage, damage to the blood cells causing anemia,
cough, sore throat, redness of eyes and skin, causes pain, abdominal
cramps, constipation, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, used in many
lipsticks, even well know brand names, in 2005 Health Canada did
act against this hair ingredient, found in men's hair colouring,
Grecian formula 16, by placing it on the "cosmetic hot list."
carcinogenic, prevent its contact with skin or eyes because it is
an irritant and sensitizer, always wash thoroughly after using this
material before eating, drinking, applying cosmetics, do not inhale
limonene vapour. Found in perfume, cologne, disinfectant spray,
bar soap, shaving cream, deodorants, nail color ands remover, fabric
softener, dishwashing liquid, air fresheners, after shave, bleach,
paint and varnish remover.
Linalool: narcotic, respiratory disturbances, attracts bees,
causes CNS disorder, toxic to animals, used in perfume, cologne,
bar soap, shampoo, hand lotion, nail enamel remover, hairspray,
laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, Vaseline lotion, air fresheners,
bleach powder, fabric softener, shaving cream, after shave, sold
Mercury: best known name in vaccines is thimerosal, can effect
you when breathed in and by passing through your skin, irritate
skin and eyes, may cause allergy, cough, abdominal pain, diarrhoea,
shortness of breath, vomiting, fever or elevated body temperature.
Used in mascara, eye liners, dental amalgam fillings, skin-lightening
cream, nasal sprays, soaps, haemorrhoid treatments, antiseptics
and as preservative in eye make up. Mercury fumes can collect inside
a jar of skin cream or a tube of mascara, and a person could inhale
them when the container is opened. The State of Minnesota and many
European countries have banned it due it harsh toxicity.
Methylene chloride: Banned by the FDA in 1988! No enforcement
possible due to trade secret laws protecting the chemical fragrance
industry. On EPCERCLA hazard waste list, carcinogenic, absorbed
in body fat, it metabolizes to carbon monoxide, reducing oxygen-carrying
capacity of the blood, headache, giddiness, stupor, irritability,
fatigue, tingling in the limbs, causes CNS disorder, still used
in shampoo, cologne, paint and varnish remover.
Mineral oil: petroleum by-product that coats the skin like
plastic, clogging up pores, interferes with skin's ability to eliminate
toxins, promoting acne, eczema, resulting in premature aging, can
be absorbed through skin contact. Manufacturers use white petrolatum
because it is very cheap, used in moisturizer, baby oil, concealer,
sunscreen, tanning oil, facial cleaners etc.
Mono sodium glutamate (MSG): a neurotoxic (brain damage),
endocrine disrupting substance found literally in thousands of products.
For more details please read the book from John Erb "The Slow
Poisoning of North America", and also the websites: www.rense.com/general64/msg.htm,www.truthinlabeling.com
and put into google "MSG Obese".
Nitrosamines: is mutagen and a number are transplacental
carcinogen. They are metabolized the same in humans and animal tissues,
it seems highly likely that humans are susceptible to the carcinogenic
properties of nitrosamines. Used in thousand of consumer products
such as fried bacon, cured meats, bee, tobacco products, gastric
juices, rubber products, metal industry, pesticide products and
use, certain cosmetics and chemicals, may cause cancer. More detailed
information can be obtained from the article "Nitrasomines
and Cancer" from Richard A. Scanlan, Ph.D., Dean of Research
Emeritus and Professor of Food Science of the Linus Pauling Institute
at the Oregon State University, Corvallis, www.lpi.oregonstate.edu/giving.html#planned
Parabens: trade names are benzyl, butyl, ethyl, isopropyl,
methyl, propyl (alkyl-p-hydroxybenzoates) acting as preservatives
in cosmetics and personal care products preventing bacteria, fungus
and microbes. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported
that parabensdisplayed estrogenic activity in several tests and
can have endocrine-disrupting action. Dr. Philippa Darbre at the
University of Reading, UK detected in a study in 2004 parabens in
18 0f 20 samples of tissues from breast tumour biopsies. The women
used underarm deodorant spray. More scientist issue warnings about
parabens. Because of the possible link to breast cancer and reproductive
effects in boys, parabens are also an issue in sunscreens, since
many are applied by massaging them into the skin. An article about
the "Truth about Parabens" will follow shortly!
Para-phenylenediamine (also tetrathydro-6-nitroquinoxaline):
these are commonly found in hair colouring products (including products
"Just for Men). Health Canada issues a warning August 2003
that PPD should not be used in "black henna" tattoo ink
and paste since it is unsafe and should not be sold and used in
cosmetics, creates allergy, red skin rashes, contact dermatitis,
itching, blisters, open sores, scarring and other potentially harmful
PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid): can create nausea, skin rashes,
vomiting and may cause liver damage, mainly used in commercial sunscreens.
Phenylphenol: known carcinogen, can effect you when breathed
in and may enter the body through the skin, possible eye damage,
irritating eyes, respiratory system and skin, very toxic to aquatic
organisms, abdominal cramps and pain, cough, laboured breathing,
dangerous for the environment, possible carcinogen, banned in Europe
Phenoxyethanol: skin irritant, causes allergic reactions,
used as preservative in vaccines.
Phosphoric acid: a clear, odourless, colorless liquid that
is irritating to the skin and eyes, moderately toxic if ingested,
it is used in the production of soaps, detergents, fertilizer and
Phthalates: found in many plastics as well as cosmetics and
personal care products. An endocrine-disrupting chemical, some of
them are alsoxenoestrogens, but many work in a different way as
"anti-androgens" that interfere with male hormones. Exposure
to phthalates during pregnancy is linked to development defects
in male children, but they may also play a role in breast cancer.
Some have been shown to increase proliferation of breast cancer
cells in lab experiments and to reduce the effectiveness of the
anti-cancer drug tamoxifen.
Petroleum distillates: extremely hazardous for humans, may
cause cancer, lung damage if swallowed, many chemicals are petroleum
based, for example 95% of all synthetic fragrances creating serious
Polysorbate-n (20-85): emulsifier in cosmetic creams, lotions,
cream deodorant, baby oil, suntan lotion, can cause contact sensitivity
and skin irritation
Polyquaternium: use in a variety of cosmetics such as hair
care, moisturizing lotions, creates allergic contact dermatitis
Potassium dichromate: a carcinogen, handle with extreme caution,
can affect when breathed in, may cause skin allergy and affect the
kidneys, heritable genetic damage, toxic for the reproductive system,
pain, blurred vision, sore throat, wheezing, severe deep burns,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, shock or collapse, very toxic, banned
in EU cosmetics
Propylene glycol: one of the most chemicals used in cosmetics
and personal care products, creams, lotions, shampoo, conditioners,
moisturizers, cleansers, hair products, perfume, shaving cream,
toothpaste, body spray, bath oil, bubble bath, mascara, antiperspirant,
deodorant, lip gloss etc. and also used in antifreeze and de-icing,
solutions for cars, boats, aircraft, solvents for paints, plastics,
laundry detergent. Is a skin sensitizer, causes irritation of nasal
and respiratory passages and if ingested can cause nausea, vomiting,
diarrhoea, itching, burning, scaling, hives, blistering of the skin,
alters skin structure, allows other chemicals to penetrate deeper
into the skin, increasing the amounts of other chemicals that reach
the bloodstream, contact dermatitis. Research has shown to be mutagenic
and can cause cardiac arrest, degreases the skin. Japanese studies
have shown that it can damage cell DNA (genetic code), toxic.
Selenium Sulfide: used for dandruff and scalp dermatitis,
may cause skin irritation, dry skin, hair loss, can irritate eyes
on contact with possible eye damage, high exposure may cause headache,
nausea, vomiting, garlic odour of breath, metallic taste, and coated
tongue, known to cause cancer, may damage the liver and kidneys,
prolonged exposure may cause pallor, nervousness and mood changes.
Banned in EU cosmetics!
Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS): another chemical that you will
find in as many cosmetics and personal care products as propylene
glycol. The key ingredient to this foaming facial washer is a detergent
that started as an industrial degreaseant and garage floor cleaner.
When applied to the human skin it has the effect of stripping off
the oil layer and is irritating and eroding the skin, leaving it
rough and pitted. Is used as a lathering agent, corrodes hair follicle
and impedes hair growth, penetrates your eyes, brain, liver and
remains there for a long time. Degenerates cell membranes and can
change the genetic information (mutagenic) in cells and damage the
immune system. May cause blindness and lead to cataracts, retards
the healing process. Enhances the allergic response to other toxins
and allergens and can react with other toxic ingredients to form
cancer-causing nitrosamines. The U.S. government has warned manufacturers
of unacceptable levels of dioxin formation in some products containing
Sodium laureth sulphate (SLES): chemical name sodium lauryl
"ether" sulphate. An ether chain is added to SLS, used
as premium agent in cleansers, conditioners and shampoo. It is very
inexpensive, but thickens when salt is added in the formula and
produces high level of foam. Also used as wetting agent in the textile
industry. Irritates skin and scalp and creates itching, may cause
Sodium PCA (na-pca): PCA = pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, natural
version is derived from fruits, grasses and vegetables, occurs naturally
in skin, is binding moisture to cells, however the synthetic version
causes throat irritation and lung constriction, irritation to eyes,
neurological effects such as dizziness, classified in the EU harmful
Sodium Cyanide: a highly toxic compound, also known as sodium
slat of hydrodyamic and cyanogran. Immediate medical attention is
required in the event of cyanide poisoning, as it is quickly fatal.
Used in extracting gold, silver, copper, poison to control indoor
pests, irritates and severely damages tissues of eyes, skin, respiratory
tract and the gastrointestinal tract, inhalation causes headaches,
dizziness, convulsion, vomiting, unconsciousness, redness of eyes
and skin, severe deep burns and nausea.
Sodium oleth sulphate: used in shampoo, liquid hand soap,
makeup-remover, conditioner, body wash, cleansers, bubble bath,
antibacterial skin cleanser, may contain levels of ethytlene oxide
and or dioxane, both potent toxins.
Styrene monomer: causes sensitization by skin contact, throat
irritation and lung constriction, irritation of the eyes, dizziness.
Talc: used as cosmetic talcum powder, baby powder, an astringent
powder used to preventing rashes on the area covered by a diaper
(diaper rash) , food additive or in pharmaceutical products. Several
studies have established preliminary links between talc and pulmonary
issues, lung, skin and ovarian cancer, tumours in animals.
Toluene: used as a solvent and chemical intermediate, when
inhaled causes sore throat, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea,
unconsciousness, abdominal pain, skin allergy, irritating nose,
mouth, repeated exposure may cause liver, kidney and brain damage,
death may occur, possible risk of harm to unborn child, harmful,
highly flammable, toxic.
Triethanolamine (TEA):synthetic emulsifier, highly toxic,
over 40% of cosmetics containing it, have been found to be contaminated
with nitrosamines, which are potent carcinogens, harmful if swallowed,
irritant corrosive and serious damage eyes, avoid skin and eye contact,
used also a pH adjuster, avoid breathing vapours if generated.
Triclosan: is basically used as an antimicrobial to prevent
growth of harmful bacteria, also called an anti-bacterial, virus
and fungi in a huge variety of household good, personal care products
(antibacterial soaps, liquid hand soaps, deodorants, toothpaste,
processed food, clothing, dish soap, detergent, floor wash, counter
and disinfecting spray, glass cleaner, mouthwash, laundry soap,
lotion, moisturizers, children's toys, cleaning supplies. Other
antimicrobials include antibiotics, anti-virals, anti-fungals, disinfectants
and antiseptics. Studies in Sweden, Institute of Odontology, Huddingen,
USA, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg and Canada, University
of Victoria, B.C. have shown that triclosan may promote the emergence
of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, creates allergy and
asthma in children, can interfere with the thyroid hormones and
is a health hazard to humans in general and wildlife. The American
Medical Association suggest that consumers should check product
ingredient lists for triclosan, tricocarban, quaternary ammonium
compounds and it is sometimes listed as Microban.
This article is based on the research from:
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), www.cdc.gov/
Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), www.epa.gov/-47k-
Environmental Working Group (EWG), www.ewg.org, National Toxicology
Program, Dept. of Health and Human Services, www.ntp.niehs.nih.gov/
Health Care Without Harm
Natural Skincare Authority.
For more information on additional hazardous, dangerous
chemicals is cosmetics and personal care products, please check
the following books and websites:
Cosmetics Unmasked, Dr. Stephen & Gina Antczak, ISBN 0-00-710568-1
Beauty To Die For, Judi Vance, ISBN 1-57901-035-0
Drop Dead Gorgeous, Kim Erickson, ISBN 0-658-01793-4
Dying To Look Good, Christine Farlow, DC, ISBN 0-9635635-3-X
Health Risks in Today's Cosmetics, Nikolaus J. Smeh, ISBN 13-9780963775504
The Safe Shoppers Bible, David Steinman, Dr. S. Epstein, ISBN 0-02-082085-2
Our Toxic World, Doris J. Rapp, M.D., ISBN 1-880509-08-3
100.000.000 Guinea Pigs - Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics,
Arthur Kallet, F.J. Schlink, ISBN 040-5080255, first published Jan.
Not Just a Pretty Face: the ugly side of the beauty industry, Stacy
Malkan, ISBN 978-0-86571-574-5
Toxic Beauty, Samuel Epstein, M.D., Randall Fitzgerald, ISBN 9788-19337-1625
www.leas.ca (CancerSmart Consumer Guide)
Klaus Ferlow, HMH, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer,
President, founder and co-owner FERLOW BOTANICALS, Div. of Ferlow
Brothers Ltd, Vancouver, B.C, founded 1975, manufacturing/distributing
herbal medicinal and personal care products without harmful ingredients
to professional health & wellness practitioners in traditional
medicine in Canada and parts of USA since 1993, President of the
"Hearts to Health Foundation", Board member of the Health
Action Network Society, Burnaby, B.C., www.hans.org, Advisory Board
member of the Life Transformation Institute, Richmond Hill, Ontario,
www.life-transformation-institute.org, Associated member of the
Canadian Herbalist's Association of B.C., Surrey, B.C. www.chaofbc.ca
, member of the National Health Federation, Monrovia, CA., www.thenhf.com,
member of the Neem Foundation, Bombay, India, www.neemfoundation.org
, co-author of the book "Seven holistic steps to dental health",
Copyright @1999, all rights reserved., firstname.lastname@example.org
HMH = Honorary Master Herbalist, Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby,
B.C., est. 1926, only the fifth recipient of this prestigious award.
His educational articles have been published in Health & Women's
Magazines, Newspapers and Newsletters in Canada, United Kingdom,
USA and numerous websites around the world.
This information is offered for its educational value only and should
not be used to diagnose, treatment, or prevention of disease, contact
your health care practitioner.