Saturday, 6 October 2012

Finding Nemo Bubble Bath Fruit Wave Mild Formula for Ages 3+

Kids love bubbles, and they especially love bubble bathes.  It is a shame that what they love is so harmful.  6 out of 9 of these ingredients are considered to be harmful toxins, carcinogenic or mutagenic.  This product gets a failing mark from me.  There is a new store that recently opened up in Ottawa called Terra 20, I can't wait to check it out and see what sort of products I can use to substitute the grocery store brands for more natural and less toxic products.  I hope that with supply and demand and the public cry for more stores like this one that they will expand through out Canada and make their way to my little city.  That is my little thought for today... and a little plug for a small store I hope will grow.
http://www.terra20.com/

Finding Nemo Bubble Bath Fruit Wave Mild Formula for Ages 3+

Ingredients:
Aqua/water/Eau
Sodium laureth Sulfate
Sodium Chloride
Cocomidopropyl Betaine
Parfum/Fragrance
Disodium EDTA
Citric Acid
Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone
Red 33 (CI 17200)

Description:

Water:  H2O, the stuff we drink.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate:  Used in most soaps and  shampoos, it acts as a foaming agent. It is what causes soaps and shampoos to lather. It is known to be an irritant, though it is considered safe in small quantities, the more sodium laureth sulfate used the more irritating it becomes. It is not considered to be a carcinogen.

Sodium Chloride: is your everyday salt.  It is not considered to be toxic and is used as a cleansing agent as well as a thickener.

Cocamidopropyl betaine: is derived from the coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine (known environmental toxin, respiratory toxin, contact allergen).  It is used as a skin conditioning agent and a surfactant.

Parfum: Used to make the product smell nice.  Though it is not considered to be harmful or a toxin, if it is considered to be natural ingredients, though it does cause some individuals to develop headaches.  However, the chemical fragrances are considered to be harmful and toxic to both the environment and humans.  These fragrances are usually a combination of different ingredients none of which are labelled.

Disodium EDTA: is a poly amino carboxylic acid.  It is synthesised from ethylenediamine, formaldehyde, and sodium, and is used to dissolve limescale.  Yum, because we all have limescale build up on our skin.  It is used in personal care products to improve its stability in air.  As the reputation implies Disodium EDTA is not a nice ingredient and should be banned.  It is considered a persistent organic pollutant.  It is known to cause negative reproductive and developmental effects.  It has been shown to be mutagenic as well.  And this is what we allow our young children to soak in....

Citric acid: This is in many skin care products especially in the anti-aging products as an alpha hydroxy.  It acts as a chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, a pH adjuster, buffer and masking.  It is not considered to be an environmental toxin, but there are concerns with broad systemic toxicity and skin irritation.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone: it is a preservative as well as antibacterial and antifungacide.  It is a known skin irritant and can cause chemical burns.  It is also considered to be a human immune system toxin.  There has also been studies showing mutagenic effects.

Methylisothiazolinone:  Is also known as MIT, it is a biocide and preservative.  It is a known immune system toxin, skin irritant, developmental toxin, contact allergen as well a cytotoxin.  Why are we using this product?  We need to start holding companies accountable and forcing them to start providing products that are beneficial to us not harmful.  The general consumer should really start arming themselves with knowledge that way we can help to advocate for our health.

CI 17200: is also known as Acid Red 33, it is a disodium salt and is used as a colorant.  It is considered to be a mutagenic.  

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