Barrhaven Chiropractor’s Think This Stinks

What Perfume Makers Won’t Tell You About Britney Spears’ Curious Perfume

“This week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics published a report called “Not So Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrances.” The report included the results of laboratory tests performed on 17 name-brand fragrance products revealing that, as a group, they contained 38 so-called secret chemicals. The average product contained 14 chemicals not listed on the label.

Products tested include Hannah Montana Secret Celebrity Cologne Spray (yes, it’s really called that), Jennifer Lopez J. Lo Glow Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, Halle by Halle Berry Eau de Parfum Spray, Coco Mademoiselle Chanel, Calvin Klein Eternity, Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce, American Eagle Seventy Seven, Clinique Happy Perfume Spray, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue and Old Spice After Hours Body Spray.

The report says of the chemicals:

Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.

Also in the ranks of undisclosed ingredients are chemicals with troubling hazardous properties or with a propensity to accumulate in human tissues.

Consumers can’t count on the government to protect them from potential hazards, according to the report:

A review of government records shows that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not assessed the vast majority of these secret fragrance chemicals for safety when used in spray-on personal care products such as fragrances. Nor have most been evaluated by the safety review panel of the International Fragrance Association or any other publicly accountable institution.

Now, as the headline on this blog post not-so-subtly indicates, the fact that perfume companies won’t disclose their ingredients is an unfortunate thing. But is it a reason for alarm?”

Barrhaven’s Marketplace Family Chiropractic Centre Doctor’s Comments:

Personally I am not willing to put any of these toxic chemicals on my body.  Your skin is your biggest organ and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your blood stream and cells.   My rule is if you wouldn’t eat it or drink it, don’t put it on your body.
What is the impact of putting 44 synthetic chemicals on your skin on a daily basis?  At minimum it increases your toxic load and the burden on your kidneys and liver.  When this happens and we add more toxins than our body can eliminate we store these toxins in the body.
Specifically your body stores toxins in fat cells to protect your organs.  This can make it difficult to lose weight because your body needs the fat to protect you and will resist releasing it.  This increased toxic load is also associated with inflammation and chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Is smelly pretty, worth the risk?  Watch this video httpv:// and tell us your thoughts.

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