Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Its a Conspiracy!

Recently I've been researching household chemicals ie The type of products and the chemicals used. Majority of people are aware of the chemicals in cleaners and Laundry products, fewer are aware dangerous chemicals are also in personal care products like shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, baby products as well as cosmetics. Scary huh!

The Australian government seems to hide these dangers. For instance when researching formeldahyde, the Australian EPA includes household products in 1 sentence. The Department of Enviroment and Heritage focus on Agricultural and Building supplies.

Yet when you look up Formeldahyde releasing agents like Q15 in Australia there is a huge range of personal care products and brands listed. apparently these agents are not listed on the products as they are beneath a certain level determined by the government. Add these so called low levels over a lifetime! Our bodies absorb these toxic chemicals causing life threatening diseases, birth defects and aging. In fact Johnson&Johnson just lost a huge ongoing court case in USA for this very reason.