When Gillian Deakin had to face her dizzying health scare, she delve into her new book, chemicals in body care products and their connection to various cancers.
At the age of 2009, the mother of the three little boys found a lump in her breast and started a diagnostic journey, starting with a breast X-ray, ultrasound, and biopsy, finally, there was news that she had cancer.
Her treatment requires a mastectomy and five weeks of radiation therapy a day.
Having eaten organic food for more than ten years, dinken cleaned her house with vinegar and exercised regularly, she was surprised to find that her diligence in making healthy choices did not protect her from
"One thing I don't know and don't rigorous is to remove the chemicals in my body care products, and I can't be sure that's why I have cancer. . .
But my eyes did open after the fact.
Deakin, 44, spent about nine months fighting the disease and staying healthy. -she is cancer-
Free but about three years of medication.
She then returned to work, which led to a comprehensive book about the addition of various toxins from baby milk powder, mascara to toothpaste and moisturizer.
"You have lead in your lipstick," now in the bookstore, most (if not all) different types of products consumed by men, women and children have lead, apply or spray on yourself every day.
The study estimates that women use an average of 126 different chemicals each morning, some of which are not even listed on packaging.
Deakin also wrote the green of life, saying she did not know that even the most harmless seemingly personal care product could contain carcinogens or other chemicals related to hormone destruction.
She lists 20 toxins that consumers should strive to avoid, including: Tar, an EU-banned carcinogenic substance, but used for bathing, hair dye and resistance in North America
Dandruff ShampooDEA (diethanolamine), TEA (Three ethanol)and MEA (
, Suspected carcinogenic foamer found in shampoo, face and shower gel.
Formaldehyde is listed as a possible carcinogens and skin irritation in shampoo, hair dye and nail polish hardening agent.
It has been banned in the EU. Lead.
Traces of neurotoxin have been detected in many lipsticks, but since it is considered a pollutant, it is not listed in the composition.
The chemicals found in moisturizer, shampoo, shaving cream, Cleanser and toothpaste, parab gold, are associated with endocrine disorders and breast cancer because they mimic natural estrogen, the authors say.
The federal government recently restricted the use of neighboring benzene Ester in toys and children's products.
However, these compounds are also present in a range of fragrance products and are not usually listed on the label as they are part of a proprietary cocktail used to make the fragrance.
Ottawa did not restrict their use in body care products, which Deakin said highlighted her view of the lack of safety testing and supervision in this chemical.
"When I started the job, I was really dumbfounded about how much regulation was, how much safety testing was and how little we knew about it," she said . ".
"All of this adds up to this outrageous toxic soup, which is considered inadequate for protection.
"Her research found that there were as many as 100,000 chemicals used in the market, of which no tests have been taken on the impact on human health, especially in the long term.
Her main message is that consumers should be educated, read labels and make informed decisions about their toothpaste
Shave, make-up water, simple soap and everything in.
She's at 338-
The consumer must be proficient in a page of "green washing", a trend that involves companies that claim that the product is natural or organic, and in fact, it may not be.
She also believes that people can produce their own products or replace them with real natural alternatives.
The book includes dozens of companies offering healthier body care products.
When Deakin takes a shower, she rub sweet almond oil and essential oils on her skin instead of a moisturizer.
It moistens her skin and provides a fragrance.
Everything else, such as coconut oil, olive oil, baking soda, honey, brown sugar and corn starch, can be turned into balm and deodorant.
She includes homemade lotion, sunscreen, baby milk powder and facial scrub recipes made of almonds, oatmeal, corn starch, sea chrysanthemum and lavender oil.
"It was great, like 'Wow, I just pulled some almonds and this, and she said," This is another thing in the pantry, for the next six months, I saved myself $25. ".