What We Need to Know

Common household products & side effects.
Stop poisoning your family!

The following table contains only a few of the common supermarket products that have the potential to contribute to the increased incidence of asthma, dermatitis, eczema, cancer and a host of other health complaints. To discover far safer alternatives, just fill out our Tell Me More enquiry form.

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Cosmetic in the U.S. contain so much caustic, harmful chemicals that Europe and Japan will not let them be sold overseas due to the extreme adverse health risks.

Cologne/Perfume

Phenylmercuric Acetate:
Preservative made from mercury that can cause blisters, skin irritation, and allergic reactions.​

​Polyurethane:
Plasticizers – linked cancer.

Polystyrene Sulfonate:
Irritates eyes and disrupts hormones.

Mascara

Phenylmercuric Acetate:
Preservative made from mercury that can cause blisters, skin irritation, and allergic reactions.​

​Polyurethane:
Plasticizers – linked cancer.

Polystyrene Sulfonate:
Irritates eyes and disrupts hormones.

Eye Shadow
​The Consumer Agency and Ombudsman tested 49 eye shadows and found lead, cobalt, nickel, chromium and arsenic.

Aluminum:
Violent allergenic reactions could cause injury to cornea.

Coal Tar Dyes:
Carcinogen allergen

​Mineral Oil:
A petrochemical derivative, dimethazone and silicone oil to make the powder stick to eyelid.

Petrochemicals:
Carcinogens, allergens, contain pesticide residues.

Talc:
Carcinogen

Lipstick

​Mainstream lipsticks are composed of synthetic oils,
petroleum waxes
and coal tar dye colors:

​All of which are carcinogenic
and easily absorbed
through the skin.

Nail Polish

Toluene & Xylene:
Depress central nervous system, produce headaches, nausea and narcosis.

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Dishwashing Liquid
(Automatic)

Ethyl Alcohol, Bleach, Heavy Fragrances:
Strong skin irritant
Swelling and tearing eye tissue
Vapor can cause headaches

Long Term Risks
CNS Depression
Nausea
Lung Irritation
Ingestion can cause coma and death.

Oven Cleaner

Ammonia, Lye:
Highly corrosive. Burns skin, mouth, throat & stomach. Causes permanent blindness.

Long Term Risks
Can cause brain and kidney damage and reproductive disorders

Dishwashing Liquid

​Ethanol Alcohol, Glycol Ethers, Formaldehyde, Ammonia:
Possible skin irritant
Swelling and tearing eye tissue
Vapor can cause laboured breathing

Long Term Risks
Mixing product with bleach can produce toxic fumes. Repeated exposure can cause asthma-like symptoms and harm to the CNS.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Methyl Chloride,
Carbon Dioxide:

Can burn eyes and skin. Vapor can cause headache, dizziness and stupor.

Long Term Risks
Repeated exposure has been linked to central nervous system damage. Vapors can induce heart attacks.

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Powder Carpet Deodorize

​Sodium Aluminosilicate:
Dust can irritate the lungs & aggravate asthma symptoms

​Long Term Risks
A suspected human carcinogen

Window Cleaning

​2-butoxy Ethanol, Ammonia:
Irritation and damage to eyes. Fumes can moderately to highly irritating to the lungs.

Long Term Risks
Linked to reproductive disorders. Kidney and liver damage. Bone marrow damage and tumors.

Furniture Polish

Phenol, Petroleum Distillate, Heavy Naphtha:
Causes dermatitis. Can
permanently injure eyes.

​Long Term Risks
Repeated exposure has been linked to cancer, birth defects, heart, liver, kidney & central nervous system damages.

Carpet Shampoo

2-butoxy Ethanol, Formaldehyde, Perchloroethylene:
Can cause burns to eyes and skin.

Long Term Risks
Cancer, liver and kidney damage,
bone marrow and CNS disorders.

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DEA – TEA – MEA

​Hormone disruptors, cancer causing agents.

Propylene Glycol

​Neurotoxin, dermatitis, liver and kidneys damage.

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Formaldehyde

​Carcinogenic – known to cause dermatitis, cancer, kidneys and liver damage.

Aerosol Hair Spray

​Propane, Butane:

​Can cause eye damage due to direct contact.
Vapors can cause headache, dizziness and fatigue.

Long term exposure:

Can lead CNS depression. Damage to the lungs, liver, kidneys and heart.

Phthalates

​Impact birth outcomes, gestational age and birthweight, fertility (lower sperm production) and anatomical abnormalities, related to the male genitalia, and early puberty.

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DEA – TEA – MEA

​Hormone disruptors, cancer causing agents.

Propylene Glycol

​Neurotoxin, dermatitis, liver and kidneys damage.

Quaternium -15
Formaldehyde

​Carcinogenic – known to cause dermatitis, cancer, kidneys and liver damage.

Aerosol Hair Spray

​Propane, Butane:

​Can cause eye damage due to direct contact.
Vapors can cause headache, dizziness and fatigue.

Long term exposure:

Can lead CNS depression. Damage to the lungs, liver, kidneys and heart.

Phthalates

​Impact birth outcomes, gestational age and birthweight, fertility (lower sperm production) and anatomical abnormalities, related to the male genitalia, and early puberty.

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Basin Tub & Tile Cleaner

​2-butoxy Ethanol, Ammonia:
Contains acids that can burn the skin. Vapors can cause strong respiratory irritation.

Long Term Risks
Linked to tumors CNS disorders, liver & kidney damage and reproductive disorders.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Hydrochloric Acid:
Highly corrosive, burns the skin mouth and throat. Causes blindness.

Long Term Risks
Vapors interfere with brain function and produce asthma-like symptoms. Damage to blood tissue & reproductive disorders.

Scouring Powder with Bleach

Bleach, Quartz Silicate:
Burns eyes & skin. Vapor scan irritate nose, throat and lungs.

​Long Term Risks
Inhalation of Quartz Silicate causes cancer. When wet this product releases chlorine gas, which is toxic.

Toothpaste & Mouthwash

Formaldehyde, Ethyl Alcohol:
Eye, nose and throat irritant. Ingestion can lead to dizziness and stupor.

Long Term Risks
Formaldehyde is known as carcinogen. Can cause CNS depression.

Each year a number of young children die from ingestion.

Aerosol Deodorant

Propane, Butane, Formaldehyde, Ammonia:
Contains highly flammable propellants & vapor scan irritate lungs & eyes.

​Long Term Risks
Formaldehyde can cause cancer. Vapors can cause CNS Depression, stupor and chronic lung irritation.

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