The unfortunate truth is that, in our corporate-run society that we live in, you can’t always trust the people who manufacture products to do it safely.
According to the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California, has provided a study that was conducted on shampoos and soaps, only to find that 98 of them had traces of the possible carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine. This is a controversial ingredient that is mostly found in body care products. It’s also given four different personal care manufacturers a lawsuit within the state of California.
Proposition 65, a ballot issue that passed in the state of California, requires that manufacturers warn the consumer of the risks that can come from certain substances. Having cocamide DEA on that list is a prime suspect of being a carcinogen. Cocamide was then banned in the state as of last year when a provided study was able to show that the by product had caused cancer in animal test subjects.
In products, other than shampoo, have also been found to contain high levels of these illegal chemicals that are being sold under well-known brands such as Paul Mitchell, Prell, and Colgate Palmolive. The tests showed results that the carcinogen had been found in children’s products. This includes brand bubble bath from KMart, shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us and other store brand products that have been found to contain this carcinogen can be found in Kohl’s, Walmart, and Trader Joe’s.
What this article boils down to is that there is, unfortunately, a need to look over the products you’re buying because otherwise you may never know if your products are carrying cancer causing chemicals.
Here are the list of all 98 suspected products to contain the carcinogen.