Formaldehyde

According to data from the federal Food and Drug Administration, ๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ“ ๐œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐›๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ž, a known human carcinogen.

Carcinogen = a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.

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Cosmetics companies generally donโ€™t dump pure formaldehyde into their formulas. Instead, they take a roundabout route by using what they call โ€œpreservative systemsโ€ that employ any one of several chemicals, called โ€œformaldehyde releasers.โ€ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐š๐๐๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ž. ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ž ๐จ๐œ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐›๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐œ๐š๐›๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ.

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If you donโ€™t want a product that contains a formaldehyde-releasing chemical, you have to play detective and scrutinize the product label… or ask me for help!

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Chemicals in this category include:
๐Ÿšซย DMDM hydantoin
โŒย Imidazolidinyl urea
๐Ÿšซย Diazolidinyl urea
โŒย Quaternium-15
๐Ÿšซย Bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol )
โŒย 5-Bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane
๐Ÿšซย Hydroxymethylglycinate.

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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ƒ๐€ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’., ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐š๐๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž. These ingredients are not exclusive to cheap drugstore brands, and can often be found in high end lines as well.

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If you need assistance finding products that are SAFE for you, your family, and your planet… Iโ€™ve got you covered! There are farrrrr to many safe and certified organic preservative options nowadays to settle for a carcinogen.

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