1, 4 Dioxane
4 Dioxane (not to be confused with dioxin) is
a chemical contaminant and by-product of the production of ethoxylated
surfactants (including SLS and SLES).
Dioxane is a known carcinogen, and is included in the list of such compounds
submitted to congress
by Senator R Kennedy in 1997. Nothing has yet been done about the presence of
these dangerous chemicals in everyday personal care products and cosmetics. In fact, manufacturers of cosmetics can put in as much 1,4 dioxane, or any other chemical they like into your cosmetics, and they don't even have to tell you!
1992, John Bailey, of the FDA's division of Colours and
Cosmetics raised the FDA's concerns about the presence
of this dangerous chemical in shampoos and conditioners
in "excessive levels". Nothing has been done
to limit its presence since then.
human exposure to this 1,4 dioxane comes from its contamination
of shampoos and conditioners formulated with SLS
or SLES. These are in themselves very nasty chemicals
which are thought to be responsible for all sorts of
problems from male infertility to PMS (PMT) and Menopause
symptoms (due to their estrogen-like effects on the
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