Choose Safer Cosmetics and Toiletries

According to EWG, try to avoid toiletries with these ingredients listed in the label:

  • Words ending in “paraben”
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Imidsazolidinyl urea
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Triclosan
  • Triclocarban
  • Triethanolamine (or “TEA”)
  • “PEG”
  • “-eth” in the middle (e.g., sodium laureth sulfate)

The ingredient “FRAGRANCE” can include a lot of different chemicals, some of which may pose a hazard.   Use EWG’s Cosmetics Database to choose safer products.

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