List of Ingredients Used in Cosmetic Productions | What else are they poisoning us with?

Cosmetic Productions: Here is a series of articles that consider in detail the issue of safety (more precisely, exceptional harm) of the use of toothpaste, washing powders, cosmetics and other chemistry, which is full in a modern apartment.

List of Ingredients Used in Cosmetic Productions | What else are they poisoning us with?

 

LIST OF INGREDIENTS USED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTIONS

From 1965 to 1982, more than 4 million different chemical compounds were created. About 3,000 chemicals are added to food. Over 700 chemicals have been found in drinking water. 400 have been found in human tissue. More than 800 neurotoxic chemical compounds are used in the production of perfumes and cosmetics.

The US Congress has recognized over 125 ingredients in cosmetic products that promote cancer and birth defects. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Association, said at least 884 ingredients that are added to a variety of personal care products have been linked to cancer.

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The American Cancer Society cites the following figures: 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer during their lifetime. This is already an epidemic.

Dr. Samuel Epstein, MD and professor of environmental sciences at the University of Illinois, recently stated that all major cosmetics and personal care products contain ingredients that lead to cancer.¬†‚ÄúThe daily use of these products for a long time has posed cancer risks for most US consumers, especially newborns and children.‚ÄĚ

 

THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS USED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTION

THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS USED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTION ARE CONSIDERED INEFFECTIVE AND SOME EVEN HAZARDOUS FOR YOUR HEALTH

 

MINERAL OIL

This ingredient is derived from oil. Used in industry for lubrication and as a dissolving liquid. When used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, the technical oil forms a water-repellent film and traps moisture in the skin.

It is believed that by trapping moisture in the skin, you can make it softer, smoother and more youthful looking. The truth is that a film of industrial oil retains not only water, but also toxins, carbon dioxide, waste and waste products that are excreted through the skin.

In addition, it prevents oxygen penetration.

The skin is a living, breathing organ that needs oxygen. And when toxins accumulate in the skin and oxygen does not penetrate, the skin becomes unhealthy.

In short, the skin becomes older, shrinks quickly, becomes thinner, easily irritated and becomes hypersensitive. The youthful appearance of the skin and the glow fade as it loses health.

Virtually all preparations containing industrial oil can cause the symptom of dry skin by suppressing the natural moisturizing mechanisms. Petrolatum, paraffin, or paraffin oil, propylene glycol are also types of technical oil. Be careful, they are poisonous. Avoid them!

 

PETROLATUM

Fat, a petrochemical product ‚Äď Petrolatum ‚Äď Has the same harmful properties as industrial oil.¬†By retaining fluid, it prevents the release of toxins and wastes and interferes with oxygen penetration.

 

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Propylene glycol is an organic substance, dihydric alcohol, sweet caustic liquid. In cosmetics, it is widely used in creams, moisturizers, because attracts and binds water. It is cheaper than glycerin but causes more allergic reactions and irritation. Causes the formation of acne. It is believed to give the skin a youthful appearance. Its proponents are conducting research to prove that propylene glycol is a safe and effective ingredient.

Scientists believe it is harmful to the skin for the following reasons:

  • In industry it is used as antifreeze in water cooling systems and as a brake fluid.¬†It gives the skin a smooth and greasy feeling, but this is achieved by displacing components important to skin health.
  • By binding the liquid, propylene glycol displaces water at the same time.¬†The skin cannot use it, it functions with water, not antifreeze.
  • The safety study data (MSDS) of propylene glycol shows that skin contact causes liver damage and kidney damage.¬†In cosmetics, a typical composition includes 10-20% propylene glycol (note that propylene glycol is usually one of the first in the list of ingredients in preparations, which indicates its high concentration).
  • In January 1991, a clinical review was published by the American Academy of Dermatology regarding the association of dermatitis with propylene glycol.¬†He proved that propylene glycol causes a large number of reactions and is one of the main skin irritants even at low concentrations.

 

SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE ‚Äď SLS (SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE)

No one advertises this ingredient and there are good reasons for that. It is an inexpensive cleanser made from coconut oil, widely used in cosmetic cleaners, shampoos, bath and shower gels, bath foamers, and the like. It is perhaps the most dangerous ingredient in hair and skin care products.

In industry, SLS is used for cleaning garage floors, engine degreasers, car washes, etc. It is a very corrosive agent (although it does remove grease from the surface). (…)

Recent research at the Georgia State University College of Medicine has shown that SLS penetrates the eyes, brain, heart, liver, etc. and lingers there. This is especially dangerous for children, in whose tissues it accumulates in high concentrations. These studies also show that SLS alters the protein composition of the cells of the eyes of children and delays the normal development of these children, causing cataracts. SLS cleanses by oxidation, leaving an irritating film on body skin and hair. May promote hair loss and dandruff by acting on the hair follicles. Hair dries up, becomes brittle and splits at the ends.

Another problem. SLS reacts with many ingredients in cosmetics to form nitrosamines (nitrates). These nitrates enter the bloodstream in large quantities when using shampoos and gels, taking baths and using cleaners. If you wash your hair once with a shampoo that contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate, it means saturating your body with a huge amount of nitrates, which are quickly carried by the blood throughout the body. It’s like eating a kilogram of ham stuffed with the same nitrates. Carcinogenic. Molecular weight SLS 40 (substances with a molecular weight of 75 and less quickly penetrate the blood).

Many firms often disguise their SLS products as natural, stating ‚Äúsourced from coconuts.‚ÄĚ

 

LORET SODIUM SULFATE (SODIUM LAURET SULFATE ‚Äď SLES)

Similar ingredient to SLS (ester chain added). Found in 90% shampoos and conditioners. It is very cheap and thickens with the addition of salt. Forms a lot of foam and gives the illusion that it is thick, concentrated and expensive. This is a fairly mild detergent.

SLES reacts with other ingredients and forms dioxins in addition to nitrates. They corrode the hair follicle and slow down hair growth. It quickly enters the body and settles before our eyes, in the brain, and in the liver. It is excreted very slowly from the body. May cause blindness and cataracts. Carcinogenic. Irritating to skin and eyes, causing hair loss and dandruff. Causes serious allergic reactions. Very dry skin and scalp. Used as a wetting agent in the textile industry.

 

GLYCERIN

Advertised as a beneficial moisturizer.¬†It is a clear, syrupy liquid obtained by the chemical combination of water and fat.¬†Water splits fat into smaller components ‚Äď glycerol and fatty acids.¬†This improves the penetrating power of creams and lotions and prevents them from losing moisture through evaporation.

Studies have shown that when the air humidity is below 65%, glycerin sucks water out of the skin to its full depth and holds it on the surface, instead of taking moisture from the air. Thus, it makes dry skin even drier.

 

COLLAGEN

Some companies insist that collagen can improve the skin’s own collagen structure. Others advertise that it is absorbed by the epidermis and moisturizes the skin.

Collagen is a protein ‚Äď the main part of the structural network of our skin.¬†It is believed that with age, it begins to deteriorate, and the skin becomes thin and flabby.¬†Collagen use is potentially harmful for the following reasons:

  • The large size of collagen molecules (molecular weight 300,000 units) prevents its penetration into the skin.¬†Instead of being beneficial, it settles on the surface of the skin, clogging up pores and preventing water from evaporating just like industrial oil;
  • Collagen used in cosmetics is obtained by scraping off the skins of cattle, or from the lower legs of birds.¬†Even if it penetrates the skin, its molecular composition is different from that of a human, and it cannot be absorbed by the skin.

Note: Collagen injections are used in plastic surgery to pump under the skin and smooth out wrinkles by creating swelling. But the body perceives such collagen as a foreign body and removes it within a year. Therefore, every 6 to 12 months, additional injections are required to maintain the appearance.

 

ELASTIN

Another ingredient touted as beneficial for skin and hair care.

This substance is the structure that holds the skin cells in place. It is believed that with age, elastin molecules break down and thus wrinkles form. In order to restore the skin, many cosmetic companies introduce elastin into their preparations.

Like collagen, elastin is obtained from cattle, and it also forms a suffocating film on the skin due to its high molecular weight. Elastin cannot penetrate the skin and, even when injected, does not perform its function due to its inappropriate molecular structure.

List of Ingredients Used in Cosmetic Productions | What else are they poisoning us with?

 

HYALURONIC ACID (HYALURONIC ASID)

This is the ‚Äúlatest‚ÄĚ in the cosmetics industry.¬†Vegetable and animal hyaluronic acid is identical to that of humans and can be injected by a physician or applied externally in a low molecular weight form.

Cosmetic companies use it in a high molecular weight form (up to 15 million units), where its molecules cannot penetrate the skin due to its large size. They use only a small amount of this acid in their products so that the ingredient can be mentioned in the composition on the sticker.

 

BENTONITE

It is a natural mineral found in face masks. It differs from ordinary clay in that it forms a gel when mixed with liquid. Bentonite particles can have sharp edges and scratch the skin. Most bentonites dry out the skin.

It is used in preparations and masks, forming gas-tight films. Intensively retains toxins and carbon dioxide, preventing skin breathing and excretion of waste products. Strangles the skin by cutting off oxygen.

 

LANOLIN

Advertisers have found that the words ‚Äúcontains lanolin‚ÄĚ (advertised as a beneficial moisturizer) helped market the product, and it has been argued that ‚Äúit has the ability to penetrate the skin like no other oil,‚ÄĚ although there is no scientific evidence for this.

Studies have found that lanolin causes sensitization of the skin, and even an allergic rash upon contact.

 

LORAMID DAY (Lauramide Dea)

It is a semi-synthetic chemical used to foam and thicken various cosmetic products. It is also used in dishwashing detergents due to its ability to remove grease.

May dry hair and skin, cause itching and allergic reactions.

 

TRICLOZANE

This ingredient is used by manufacturers of household chemicals in almost all shampoos, creams, women’s cosmetics, etc.

It was found that some rather dangerous bacteria developed resistance to triclosan ‚Äď in the presence of triclosan, they survived for more than 16 weeks.¬†According to microbiologists, triclosan kills many beneficial bacteria while leaving the harmful bacteria intact.¬†Sadly, it is the bacteria ‚Äúaccustomed‚ÄĚ to triclosan that cause blood poisoning and meningitis.

The danger lies in the fact that triclosan not only does not prevent pathogenic bacteria from multiplying, but also destroys those bacteria that could inhibit the growth of dangerous microorganisms. The problem cannot be solved by creating another antibacterial component. It is more correct not to use triclosan at all in everyday life, since most bacteria do not harm the body.

 

PARABENS

preservatives used in the production of almost all cosmetics cause Cancer.

 

WHAT CAN BE DETECTED IN TOOTHPASTE?

Most modern toothpastes contain sodium fluoride as a fluoridating agent that strengthens tooth enamel.

The US Food and Drug Administration has ordered manufacturers of toothpaste containing fluoride to display packaging warnings: ‚ÄúIf you accidentally swallow more than a dose to brush your teeth, contact your doctor or poison health care center immediately. ‚Ä̬†(‚Ķ)

Three ingredients that are found in most types of toothpaste that should not be swallowed too much:

  1. Sorbitol, a liquid that prevents the paste from drying out, is a laxative and can cause diarrhea in children.
  2. Sodium lauryl sulfate, due to which the paste foams, also has a laxative effect.
  3. But the greatest danger is fluoride, especially for young children. The fluoride in toothpaste is considered a drug. And although this drug is allowed to be sold in the store, when we brush our teeth with toothpaste containing fluoride, we induce changes in our body …

Fluoride is indeed an effective remedy against caries, but in addition to the danger of poisoning if this substance enters the body in too large quantities, the effect of fluoride on the growth of teeth should also be mentioned. Growing teeth become discolored and stained. This disease is called fluorosis.

In 1977, Dr. Dean Berg, former head. The Department of Cellular Biochemistry at the NATIONAL AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CARCINOMA and Dr. Yamuyannis, biochemist, President of the Water Safety Foundation, in their research proved that fluoride is carcinogenic, that is, it is a substance that causes cancer. Research at the College of Dentistry in Nippon, Japan, led to the same conclusion.

In addition, excess fluoride is the cause of arthritis, radiculitis, osteochondrosis and allergic reactions.

The maximum permissible concentration of fluoride in drinking water should not exceed 0.5 parts per 1 ml. parts of water.

Sodium laurite sulfate, which is part of advertised popular toothpastes, as well as one of the main ingredients in a number of shampoos, is the most dangerous for your health. No one advertises this ingredient, and for good reason. This inexpensive cleanser made from coconut oil is widely used in cosmetic cleaners, shampoos, bath and shower gels, bath foamers, and more. It is the most dangerous ingredient in hair, skin and teeth care products.

In industry, sodium laurite sulfate is used for cleaning floors in garages, as a car wash, etc. This highly corrosive agent effectively removes grease from surfaces.

However, recent research at the Georgia State University College of Medicine has shown that sodium laurite sulfate, like its counterpart Propylene Glycol, has the ability to penetrate and retain tissue. Once in the body, it causes poisoning and cancer. This is especially dangerous for children.

Sodium laurite sulfate cleanses by oxidation, leaving an irritating film on the skin and hair.¬†It can contribute to hair loss and dandruff by acting on the hair follicle.¬†Hair dries up, becomes brittle and splits at the ends.¬†It is an active conductor of nitrates.¬†Many firms often disguise their sodium laurite sulfate products as natural, stating ‚Äúsourced from coconuts.‚ÄĚ

Sodium laurite sulfate is an anionic surfactant, a cheap detergent.¬†It is unusually active, quickly penetrates the skin and mucous membranes.¬†With blood flow, it accumulates in internal organs: liver, kidneys, heart, brain, causing cataracts of the eyes, and in children ‚Äď underdevelopment of the eyes.

Recent studies have shown that sodium laurite sulfate has an effect on fertility in men. This substance is especially dangerous for children, since children often swallow toothpaste, which causes, among other things, gastrointestinal diseases.

Studies in Oslo, Norway have shown that SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) can accelerate the onset of oral ulcers (aphthous stomatitis) in people prone to them. Maxillofacial surgeon Paul Barkwell observed that the occurrence of ulcerative lesions is reduced by 70% when patients brush their teeth with a toothpaste without sodium laurite sulfate.

Scientists suggest that sodium laurite sulfate dries out the mucous membrane of the oral mucosa, increases the sensitivity of the gums to allergens and irritants such as food acids.

Sodium laurite sulfate is the strongest abrasive, and the whitening effect of pastes containing it is achieved by grinding the enamel of the teeth, which leads to a thinning of the enamel.

 

BEAUTY FROM TUBE

Why do we buy all these beautiful boxes, bottles and vials of cosmetics? Of course, in order to be beautiful, to stay young and attractive: so that the hair is silky and shiny, the skin is clean and firm, the face is wrinkle-free, and the cheeks are flushed.

Practically no one, when stretching out his hand to the coveted bottle, can not even imagine that an expensive, widely advertised and well-known cream may conceal a time bomb … So how can we figure out all this abundance, from which our counters are simply bursting? Indeed, sometimes what seems useful to us at first glance may at least turn out to be inactive, and even dangerous.

FACT SKIN IS A RESPIRATORY, EXTRACTIVE AND PROTECTIVE ORGAN, therefore it accumulates toxins that are contained not only in air, water and food, but also, naturally, in COSMETICS!

She responds to the unreasonable use of cosmetics with dryness, allergies and other problems. Just think how many kilograms of cream and shampoo we spend on ourselves in our life!

I want to tell you which way I was going … Like most of the people around me, I was of the opinion that expensive cosmetics with a worldwide reputation was what I needed. Multimillion-dollar sales, a well-known brand, well, it can’t be that, for example, Chanel or Dior contains cheap and hazardous ingredients in their composition?

Such cosmetics undergo all sorts of certification and commissions, and the cost of that ‚Äď hoo!¬†I didn‚Äôt dig deeper.¬†Simply put, I trusted reputation, advertising and public opinion.

And my condition during pregnancy made me think about the composition of cosmetics ‚Äď creams that previously perfectly, as it seemed to me, coped with their functions, suddenly began to cause me allergies, and instead of moisturizing, on the contrary, they greatly dry out my skin, and the more I used them, the more my condition worsened.

I turned to my beautician and she recommended switching to cosmetics of other brands marked ‚Äúfor sensitive skin‚ÄĚ.¬†And here I was interested in the composition of this or that product.¬†What is all this made of and is it as useful as the manufacturers claim?

In fact, it turned out that the overwhelming majority of cosmetics designed to protect and maintain our beauty contain a bunch of harmful preservatives, synthetic substances and just frank toxic ingredients that act in exactly the opposite way than we expect. and allergy-prone skin differed as such, not in ingredients (and if they did, it‚Äôs all sometimes nothing more than a publicity stunt), but only in that the amount of all these preservatives was slightly reduced, and fragrances with dyes (and even then not always) ‚Äď it was slightly smaller.

Then I began to buy cosmetics, the manufacturers of which declared it as natural and sold it through the pharmacy chain.¬†I bought brands like Styx (Austria) and Nux–Ķ (France), the labels were full of listing exclusively natural ingredients: honey, wheat bran, herbal extracts and essential oils.¬†But here, too, a puncture came out.

A tricky move ‚Äď to indicate on Russian-language labels only those ingredients that we classify as substances of natural origin.¬†After all, nowhere in our legislation is it spelled out, there are no legal definitions ‚Äď what is this ‚Äď NATURAL cosmetics, they often write ‚Äúorganic‚ÄĚ.¬†If you remember the school chemistry course, this only means that the compound contains carbon and no more ‚Ķ

And the second point, no less important. There is no such law requiring the manufacturer to give a FULL DECLARATION of the composition of his products. Needless to say, such a supernatural product also contains a fair amount of toxic, carcinogenic (causing malignant tumors) and mutagenic (changing the structure of cells at the genetic level) substances!

So who to believe and how not to be mistaken in choosing cosmetics? We can only become experts in this matter ourselves and rely only on ourselves. Let’s start carefully studying the labels, and see that there is an INCL mark (nomenclature, European standard that prescribes ALL ingredients, not just active ones) and learn to recognize what can harm us. So what should we pay our closest attention to? For care products containing:

  • chemically synthesized substances not related to natural compounds
  • artificial colors, preservatives and flavors:
  • C114720 (dye)
  • C142090 (dye)
  • C147005 (dye)
  • Ammonium polyacryldimethylthuramide
  • Benzophenone-4
  • Boric acid
  • Bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol)
  • Butylhydroxytoluene
  • Butylparaben
  • Germaben II (mixture of substances: diazolidinylurea ‚Äď 30%; methylparaben ‚Äď 11%; propylparaben ‚Äď 3%; propylene glycol ‚Äď 56%)
  • Diazolidinylurea
  • Dimethicone
  • Imidazolidinylurea
  • Carbomer
  • Cato CG
  • Preservatives
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Vaseline oil
  • Mineral oil
  • Paraffin oil
  • Perfume oil
  • Methylparaben
  • Microcrystalline wax
  • Parabens
  • Paraffin
  • Liquid paraffin
  • Petrolatum
  • Propylene glycol
  • Propylparaben, isopropylparaben
  • Stearin (cosmetic)
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)
  • Ceresin
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Emulsifier
  • Emulsion wax
  • Emulsion stearin
  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt (Trilon B)

If you pick up your shampoo, you will see that the vast majority of shampoos contain lauryl sulfate, and the well-known Chanel cosmetics contain bronopol.

Even shops specializing in natural cosmetics sell products containing bronopol, although there have been many natural substitutes for a long time.

Safe cosmetics should not contain heavy metal compounds such as:

  • Aluminum (widely used in deodorants, eyeshadow, and pretty much all antiperspirant products).
  • Lead acetate, mercury and arsenic (still used in many famous hair dyes today !!)

The inscription ‚Äúwithout preservatives‚ÄĚ is very insidious ‚Äď it only means that the composition does not contain any of the preservatives included in the list of drugs allowed in Europe.¬†Who can predict what OTHER preservatives are in the jar?

Another recognized preservative for eczema, contact dermatitis, or other forms of allergies that is still approved is methylibromoglutaronitrile (MDBGN).¬†It may be hiding under other ‚Äúaliases‚ÄĚ ‚Äď dibromodicyanobutane (DBDCB) and Tektamer 38.

Let the information in this article help you make your choice of beauty products more informed.

I wish you good luck and success on your path to health and excellence!

 

 

SAFE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS

The main thing is that your household chemicals are of high quality and safe for health.

Research shows that shoppers are unaware of which household items can be considered safe. The most common answers are: which are sold in the store, which are advertised, which my friends buy.

Be sure to read the compositions! Of course, it is difficult to understand chemical terms. But your health and well-being depends on the right choice. Remember that household chemicals are constantly in the apartment, and it is very important that they do not harm you and your children.

Unfortunately, most of the goods in stores contain substances that have long been abandoned in other countries because they are unsafe for health.

I suggest you check synthetic detergents yourself (SMS).

I went to the nearest store and looked at the compositions of some funds, here are the results.

What shouldn’t be:

Chlorine!

Everyone knows that he is dangerous. Chlorine is the cause of diseases of the cardiovascular system, contributes to the occurrence of atherosclerosis, anemia, hypertension, and allergic reactions. It breaks down proteins, affects skin and hair, and increases the risk of cancer.

Of course, there is little chlorine in household chemicals. But why keep a chlorine source at home if there are effective formulas without it? Toilet cleaners containing organic acids are now available.

I found chlorine in Domestos, Ace, Pril

 

Phosphates!

They have been banned in many countries for almost 20 years. Phosphates enter water bodies, contributing to the increased formation of blue-green algae, which lead to poisoning. In addition to other types of poisoning, cyanobacterial toxins also activate the development of cancer cells.

Contamination of drinking water leads to miscarriage, low birth weight, congenital injuries, gastrointestinal tumors, increased morbidity and reduced life expectancy.

I discovered phosphates in April, Pemos, Ariel, Tide, Myth, Tix, Dosya, Lotus, Stork, Aistenok, E, Persil, Amway, Henko …

 

Anionic surfactants!

(no more than 2-5%)! They are also designated A-surfactants. These are the most aggressive surfactants. They cause impaired immunity, allergies, damage to the brain, liver, kidneys, lungs. The worst thing is that surfactants can accumulate in organs. And phosphates contribute to this! They enhance the penetration of surfactants through the skin and contribute to the accumulation of these substances on tissue fibers. Even rinsing 10 times in hot water does not completely free from chemicals. Woolen, semi-woolen and cotton fabrics (for children!) Hold the substances most strongly. Unsafe surfactant concentrations persist for up to four days. This creates a focus of constant intoxication within the body itself.

I discovered A-surfactants (not specified how much, or more than 5%) in April, Ariel, Tide, Myth, Tiks, Dosya, E, Henko …

Hope this information will help you make your choice in favor of safe products. I wish you good health.

 

 

WASHING POWDER WITHOUT PHOSPHATES

Laundry detergents are chemistry that we deal with on a daily basis. For this reason, the question quite reasonably arises: how much are they (washing powders, SMS) harmful to our health?

It is no secret that the main active components of washing powders are surfactants. In truth, these active chemical compounds, entering the body, destroy living cells by disrupting the most important biochemical processes.

In experiments carried out on animals, scientists have found that surfactants significantly change the intensity of redox reactions, affect the activity of a number of important enzymes, and disrupt protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Anionic surfactants (a-surfactants) are especially aggressive in their actions. They can cause gross violations of immunity, the development of allergies, damage to the brain, liver, kidneys, lungs. This is one of the reasons why restrictions on the use of a-surfactants in washing powder formulations have been introduced in Western European countries.

In the West, more than 10 years ago, they abandoned the use of powders containing phosphate additives in everyday life. Only phosphate-free detergents are sold in the markets of Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland and Norway. In Germany, the use of phosphate powders is prohibited by federal law. In other countries, such as France, Great Britain, Spain, in accordance with government decisions, the content of phosphates in SMS is strictly regulated (no more than 12%).

The presence of phosphate additives in powders leads to a significant increase in the toxic (toxic) properties of a-surfactants. On the one hand, these additives create conditions for a more intensive penetration of a-surfactants through intact skin, promote increased defatting of the skin, more active destruction of cell membranes, and sharply reduce the barrier function of the skin. Surfactants penetrate the skin microvessels, are absorbed into the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. This leads to a violation of the properties of blood and reduces immunity.

 

What advice can you give when using washing powders?

Rinsing 10 times in hot water does not completely free the clothing from the a-surfactant.¬†Moreover, the more complex and branched the fiber structure, the more a-surfactant molecules can ‚Äústick‚ÄĚ to them.¬†Woolen, semi-woolen and cotton fabrics hold the strongest surfactants ‚Ķ On average, potentially unsafe concentrations of surfactants persist on fabrics for up to 4 days.¬†Thus, a focus of constant intoxication is created within the body itself.¬†Having firmly fixed themselves on clothes, molecules of a-surfactants, when in contact with the skin, are relatively easily transferred to its surface and are quickly absorbed inside, starting their destructive route through the body.

But this does not exhaust the harmful effect of phosphates ‚Äď they pose a great threat to our environment.¬†Getting into water after washing together with waste water, phosphates begin to act as fertilizers.¬†The ‚Äúharvest‚ÄĚ of algae in reservoirs begins to grow by leaps and bounds.

In our country, phosphate powder seems to have received the reigning king in the SMS market.¬†Moreover, the concentration of these additives in SMS is simply ‚Äúprohibitive‚ÄĚ ‚Äď ‚Äč‚Äčup to 50-60%.¬†Manufacturers are trying in this way to enhance the cleaning properties of the powder.

It is imperative to avoid contact of unprotected hands and other parts of the body with the powder solution.¬†Thoroughly (more than 8 times) rinse the washed items using only hot (at least 50-60 ¬į C) water.¬†In cold water, phosphates with a-surfactants are practically not rinsed out.¬†At the same time, try not to stay for a long time in the room where the linen is washed, and, if possible, ensure good ventilation of the entire apartment.¬†After washing, you need to wet the apartment and wash your hands thoroughly in plenty of warm water.

 

So can a powder box tell the buyer the degree of harmfulness of the contents?

On the packaging of high-quality and non-falsified powder, its main chemical components must be indicated ALWAYS! By them you can judge the presence or absence of surfactants in the powder. If there is no data on the composition of the powder on the package, it is simply dangerous to use it! Anything can be inside such a pack of powder. There are cases when attempts to wash with an unknown composition led to the development of severe eczema and ulcers on the hands.

Indirectly, one can judge about the presence of a-surfactants in washing powder by the intensity of foaming during washing. The higher the foam, the higher the concentration of a-surfactant. In general, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčthe height of the foam as a criterion for the quality of a detergent is one of the widespread myths that arose during the use of primitive varieties of laundry soap. Big foam is beautiful, but it contains a lot of surfactants.

 

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