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Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands

The shampoo you’ve been using could be containing harsh chemicals that could be deadly.

 The Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos and soaps and found that 98 included a possible carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA). Ingredients such as Cocamide Diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), have been found in body care products. Cocamide DEA is a suspected carcinogen. 
Some of the products that contain high levels of the illegal chemical are sold under well-known companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell. Lab tests also found the carcinogen in children’s products, such as a store brand bubble bath from KMart, and a shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us.
Unfortunately, manufacturers can put any toxic chemical they want into shampoos because the FDA allows all sorts of chemicals to be used in these products, including chemicals that are known carcinogens and that contribute to liver failure and nervous system disorders. How’s that for protecting public health?

You can find a full list of all 98 suspect shampoos here.

Easy Homemade Natural Shampoo

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup Castile soap
  • 10-15 drops essential oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons almond oil or olive oil
Mix together all the ingredients in the bottle and shake thoroughly. Just give it a shake before you use.

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