I am by no means an expert on cancer causing chemicals. I will say this though. One day I didn’t have breast cancer. The next day I did. No family history. Insignificant risk factors. This gets me thinking that there has to be some sort of environmental component to it. As I began my research, I was appalled to find out that there is no government agency policing what goes into our cosmetics, shampoos, etc. There are chemicals in them that Europe has banned for years. Most recently you may have read about BPAand baby bottles. Anyway, I made a decision to try and use only the safest products I could find. Sadly, that doesn’t come cheap. One thing in particular to look for are parabens. And they are in EVERYTHING. Check your shampoo or lotion, I can almost guarantee you that there is a -paraben in it some where. A tool I’ve been using to make better choices is the Cosmetics Database. My latest find is that Origins (while pricey) has voluntarily started formulating their products without parabens. I got myself some Shedonism lotion and I love it. Nice and thick to help combat my chemo drained skin. Luckily a little goes a long way.
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