This is from the David Suzuki Foundation:
Lots of weird ingredients are added to bath and body products. And most people use about 10 of them a day – on your skin, absorbed in your body, and washed down the drain.
You probably know some ingredients are bad for you. But did you know that about 1 in 8 ingredients is an industrial chemical? They make you feel squeaky clean, but they could cause problems – big ones like cancer, reproduction problems, and hormone disruption.
But we’re here to help you choose safe products, and avoid the bad ones:
- Step 1. Go to your bathroom, grab a bottle or two, and come back to your computer. Go on. We’ll wait. Just remember to come back!
- Step 2. Welcome back! Now look at the ingredients list.
- Step 3. Take our survey and check off which harmful chemicals are in that product. You’ll find out if there’s anything bad in there, and your participation will help us push the government to enforce stricter laws on toxic chemicals in body products.
Once you’re done, you can download a guide to the top 12 chemicals to avoid when you shop, and you can sign a petition to get better labels on body products.
If you’re a super-friend, you can forward this email so your friends can get bad chemicals out of their bathroom too.
Time to clean up the bathroom!