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Dangerous Toxin Found in Nearly 100 Shampoos and Personal Care Products

A recent study by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) revealed  a cancer-causing chemical in 98 shampoos, soaps and other personal care products sold by major national retailers such as Palmolive, Biosilk, Organix, Paul Mitchell and many others.

The tested products contained high levels of the chemical cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a chemically-modified form of coconut oil used as a thickener or foaming agent in many products, which has been listed last year as a known carcinogen in California. Even products marketed for children such as children’s bubble bath from Kmart and a children’s shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us were also found to contain cocamide DEA. Also products falsely labeled as organic such as products from Organic by Africa’s Best tested positive for high levels of cocamide DEA.

Read full article at Living Green with Baby.

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