I’m all for smelling good – you know, that fresh out of the shower smell? Before you coat your body with scented products?
Don’t think you use any? The average woman will use: deodorant, body lotion, body spray, hairspray, perfume, and hand cream. That is 6 separate items all scented with chemicals. You are putting chemicals into your system, each and every day, through the use of these products. That’s right – CHEMICALS
Here’s something else you may, or may not, find interesting
Some fragrance ingredients …. For example, diethyl phthalate,…. or DEP, is widely used in cosmetic fragrances to make the scent linger.
Phthalates are choice ingredients in cosmetics because they are cheap and versatile.
However, the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption has listed DEP as a Category 1 priority substance, based on evidence that it interferes with hormone function.
xi Phthalates have been linked to early puberty in girls, reduced sperm count in men, and reproductive defects in the developing male fetus (when the mother is exposed during pregnancy).
xii Phthalate metabolites are also associated with obesity and insulin resistance in men.
xiii As well, Health Canada notes evidence suggesting that exposure to phthalates may cause liver and kidney failure in young children when products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.
xiv DEP is listed as a Priority and Toxic Pollutant under the U.S. Clean Water Act, based on evidence that it can be toxic to wildlife and the environment. xv
The chemicals you choose to put onto your skin, for your body to absorb are also affecting those around you. Your chemicals are being released into the air around you…. then, people like me, who are sensitive to your chemicals, suffer from a wide variety of side effects.
I work in an office building with 16 floors. There are times when I can’t get into the elevator, use the staircase, use the washroom, or even sit comfortably at my desk because someone is choosing to ignore the workplace policy and continuously wear perfume and use scented products in the workplace.
Sometimes, I wish I had a big bubble