Monday, February 14, 2011

The Sweet Smell of... Chemicals?

I got an interesting email today from David Suzuki:

Secret ingredients in bath products stink

parfume-grphc2Valentine's Day means that love is in the air - and so is whatever makes your armpits smell "powder fresh".  

We're talking about parfum in your cosmetic products. You want to smell good, but just like love, it's what's on the inside that counts - especially if there's nothing but toxic weird stuff buried deep down inside.

The smelly stuff in your body products is listed as fragrance or parfum. What companies don't have to tell you is that fragrance contains dozens of toxic chemicals. It's considered a trade secret. These hidden chemicals make your bodywash smell like "extreme aqua sport", but they can also cause bad things - allergic and asthmatic reactions, migraines and more - and that's not sporty at all.

We need an honest relationship with our cosmetics.

Tell our health minister that you want to know the secret ingredients in fragranced body products. It's up to Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to make decisions that protect our health.

Ask Leona Aglukkaq to get the skeletons out of the closet and require cosmetic companies to tell it to us straight - what chemicals are in our body products? 

Open communication is always a recipe for a good relationship. Send a message now.

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