Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Think Poison | Beauty Is Skin Deep

For the past few months, the most calls received involving children under the age of 5 has involved cosmetic and personal care products. These items are usually found in abundance in households across the nation and are sometimes carelessly placed about because they are identified as harmless. Unfortunately, anything used outside of its normal intention can be dangerous.

While researching health related articles, one made mention of a database created by the Environmental Working Group which provides safety ratings (with zero being the safest and 10 being the most hazardous) for a range of products, based on its ingredients, they have tested, from dyes and shampoos to sunscreen and makeup. I found this to be quite interesting, since it has been often commented in regards to personal care products, "if you can't eat it, you probably shouldn't be lathering it on."

To view this database, click here. It is quite interesting to see where your favorite products rate.

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