9 Cancer-causing Products that You Put On Your Body Every Day

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How well do you know the toiletries and cosmetic products you use every day? The fact that they are popular or you have been using them for a long time does not make them completely safe. Chances are that even the most ‘greenest’ product could contain cancerous ingredients. Here are 9 cancer-causing products that you should probably stay away from.
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Toothpaste
The very toothpaste with which you begin each day can heighten your cancer risk. Most kinds of toothpaste are filled with fluorides, sodium lauryl sulfate, color dyes, and propylene glycol which are known to cause cancer. Your best bet will be to switch to an organic toothpaste or a non-fluoride chemical toothpaste.
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Lipsticks
Lipsticks are extremely lethal as they contain toxic substances and also tend to get constantly ingested each time you eat or drink something. If you realize that most lipsticks contain ample amounts of tar, petroleum distillates, Formaldehyde, Propylparaben, and Polypropylene, you might never touch a lipstick again. Nowadays many organic lipsticks are being manufactured keeping in mind the best interests of their consumers.
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Sunscreen
Sunscreen contains ingredients like Retinyl Palmitate which stimulates the growth of skin tumors and cancerous lesions. Recent studies suggest that sun exposure (vitamin D in particular) is the best solution to prevent skin cancer. Many scientists are also of the opinion that the high SPF promoted by most of the brands is just a hoax. It is better to stick to a clear zinc sunscreen if you find it hard to live without one.
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Moisturizers
Moisturizers contain numerous mineral oils, tars, and arsenic that can cause skin cancer. Mineral oils are believed to cause scores of health conditions like rashes, burning sensation, swelling dizziness etc. Try using a solution of glycerin and water instead to moisturize your skin. You can also try out natural oils like coconut or almond.
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Fairness Creams
The very idea behind fairness creams is flawed, as they promote fair skin as an advantage or even a necessity. Added to this is the fact that fairness creams are just cancer packaged in a tube for you. They contain large amounts of mercury in order to lighten the skin, the effects of which are still debatable. Why not try out a skin peel or some home remedies to get the same, if not better results?
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Mascara
Brimming with toxic ingredients like aluminum, petrolatum, Formaldehyde, Retinyl Acetate, parabens, and oil distillates, it’s a wonder how many voluntarily apply mascara to their eyelashes, dangerously close to their eyes. If you are very particular about using mascara, then use the organic, scent-free kind. Also, remember to discard your mascara if it is more than 6 months old.
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Hairspray
It’s best not to torture your hair unnecessarily as it is already exposed to numerous chemicals from your shampoo, conditioner, hair color etc. Hairspray is much more harmful to your hair, skin and the environment due to the presence of substances like shellac, Formaldehyde, Phthalates, denatured alcohol, and propylene glycol.
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Talcum Powder
Talcum powder can give you great relief during those prickly hot summers, helps hide that oily T-zone and also keeps babies smelling sweet and fresh. But it is not as innocent as it seems. Some of its major components include magnesium silicate and asbestos which can cause ovarian cancer and respiratory disorders.
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No matter what how consumer-friendly the manufacturers deem these products, it is up to you to double check on what is actually safe or harmful for you. The best solution is to stay away from anything that has a long ingredient list and to substitute all your favorite toiletries with their organic counterparts.

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