that products we use on our skin have the potential of being absorbed into our body and may affect our health. Last month USA Today reported on a University of California, Berkeley study that tested thirty-two commonly sold lipsticks and found that they contained lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum, and five other metals.Cadmium is a known carcinogen.
But impurities in lipsticks are not our only concern. Medical Daily reports on research showing that chemicals in some cosmetics and plastic may be causing early menopause. Early menopause increases risk factors for cardiovascular disease and bone loss. Some of the chemicals in question are phthalates.
A compelling study shows that phthalates found in baby care products can be absorbed through a baby's skin and detected in their urine. It is suggested that phthalates affect the development of the reproductive system.
An explanation about phthalates, their health risks, and some of the places they hide can be found on the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families website.
Melaleuca carefully formulates cosmetics with colorants and ingredients that are pre-screened for such impurities as lead and other metals. In addition, all Melaleuca's products are phthalate-free and BPA-free. Sei Bella skin care and cosmetics come in a full range of colors and products for all skin types. They contain natural antioxidants and soothing vitamins. Using Sei Bella products can help us avoid potentially toxic chemicals.
• Richard M Barry
• Medical Daily Report
• Safer Chemicals Healthy Family