For several years, I’ve carefully read the labels on my personal care products, avoiding things like parabens (preservatives identified as estogenic and linked to breast cancer) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (also used in brake fluid and antifreeze, they are used to enhance the foaming ability of many products. There is great debate over whether they are carcinogens).
Last night, I visited a great web site where you can check out the safety of your own personal care products: www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. Items from shampoos to fragrance are rated 1 – 10 with 1 being very safe, 10 being best avoided. Detailed information is given about the contents of the products. It’s an interesting site.