Common Toxic Ingredients

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What are you putting in your body? We are exposed to chemicals in our food, cleaning products and bath and body products every day, and yet most people have no idea exactly what those chemicals are, and how they could actually have a negative effect on health. It is vital to know what is in the products you use so that you can make informed decisions as a consumer. Here are some links to websites that list common additives, chemicals and ingredients that are commonly found in food, cleaners and bath and body products.

It is up to you to research these ingredients and make the choice for yourself whether or not products containing certain ingredients are acceptable for your use.

Bath and Body Products

EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database (look up products and ingredients)

AFH Library-Cosmetics Toxic Ingredients List

Natural Skincare Authority

Known Carcinogens

These chemicals are known carcinogens and can cause serious health problems. This site is broken down according to chemical name, what it’s used in and what health problems are linked to it.

Scorecard pollution information site


Food Products

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Self Nutrition Data (alphabetical listing of food additives)

Healthy Eating Politics (alphabetical listing of additives to avoid)

Traditional Oven (listing of dangerous additives)


Household Cleaners

EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning (Look up cleaning products and ingredients)


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