For the most part, we really do not think much about using shampoo on a regular basis, but could we be exposing ourselves to some harmful chemicals.
Some Chemicals to Avoid
I came across this article and it listed the following chemicals to be aware of.
* DMDM Hydantoin – Allergen and irritant that can form cancer-causing contaminants
* Fragrance – Allergens that may contain neurotoxic or hormone-disrupting chemicals
* Ceteareth and PEG compounds – Petrochemicals that may contain cancer-causing impurities
In researching, I went a step further and looked more closely at Johnson’s Baby Shampoo on this same site. I was little shocked by some of the information, but a closer read showed that most of the materials were on the low side.
I think the debate is still out, but like other products, it never hurts to stay informed. I would suggest reading this article, “Popular shampoos contain toxic chemicals linked to nerve damage” by Mike Adams. I think Mike does a good job of summarizing this issue. Do keep in mind this article came out in 2005