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Avoidable Exposures: Consumers


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Carcinogenic Hazards of Mainstream Industry Personal Care and Cosmetics Products

 

Product Ingredients and Contaminants with Evidence of Carcinogenicity

HIDDEN CARCINOGENS

Contaminants
ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES: in, LANOLIN
ARSENIC, LEAD, BLUE 1, GREEN 3: in, COAL TAR DYES
DIOXANE: in, PEG, POLYSORBATE, LAURETHS, ETHOXYLATED ALCOHOLS
CRYSTALLINE SILICA: in, AMORPHOUS SILICATES

Nitrosamine Precursors
DEA
TEA
BRONOPOL
PADIMATE O

Formaldehyde Releasers
BRONOPOL
QUATERNIUM 15
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA
IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA
DMDM HYDANTOIN

Overt Carcinogens
DEA
TALC
FLUORIDE
SACCHARIN
CRYSTALLINE SILICA
COAL TAR DYES
BLUE 1
GREEN 3
PARA-PHENYLENEDIAMINE

For details and documentation see
Steinmann & Epstein, The Safe Shopper's Bible, 1995, MacMillan Press, NY (800) 434-3422

Epstein, The Politics of Cancer Revisited, 1998, East Ridge Press, Hankins, NY (800) 288-1287 or 845- 887-6467.

CONTACT:
Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
Cancer Prevention Coalition
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health, MC 922
2121 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612

 


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