#WhatIsItWednesday - Phthalates

Posted on 27 January 2016

Phthalates are probably one of the most widely used and problematic of the dirty dozen chemicals in personal care products.  Linked to everything from ADHD, Cancer, Diabetes, Cognitive disorders and reproductive and fertility issues - this is one that everyone should avoid at all costs!  However, brands are crafty in hiding this ingredient so that you won't know its there.  Did you know that Fragrances/Perfumes are considered trade secrets and because of that, they do not need to disclose ingredients?  And did you know that nearly all synthetic fragrances contain Phthalates? So next time you open your shampoo bottle, favorite perfume, moisturizer or foundation and smell something too good to be true, just know it is.  

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