Revealed: The 515 chemicals we put into our That bodies every day – MindYoga4U

A few days ago I saw this picture on the Internet, and then searched the news.

Many of us know that we give our body as a
host for many chemical products each day. However, we realize just what that means.

So when I saw this picture I wanted to
share with the community yogaesmas to put a bit to take care of your temple.

Remember this wise adage:

“The body is your temple. Keep it neat and clean so that your soul resides in it “

I do not know much more chemistry than what they taught me in school, but it is enough to analyze and research a little, to know the damage we do to ourselves with all the chemicals we use every day.

At the end of the article I leave some links to other articles that talk about this topic, if you want to deepen further.


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  • Shampoo
    Average number of chemicals: 15

    greater concern: sodium lauryl sulphate, propylene glycol, tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)

    Possible side effects: Irritation;
    possible eye damage
  • Eyeshadow
    Average number of chemicals: 26

    More worrisome: polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

    Possible side effects related to cancer, infertility, hormone disorders, damage to body organs
  • Lipstick
    Average number of chemicals: 33

    Most alarming: methyl methacrylate

    Possible side effects: allergies;
    links to cancer
  • Nail
    Average number of chemicals: 31

    Most alarming: Phthalates

    Possible side effects linked to fertility problems and problems in developing babies
  • Perfume
    Average number of chemicals: 250

    Most worrisome: benzaldehyde

    Possible side effects: irritation of the mouth, throat and eyes;
    sickness; related kidney damage
  • Fake tan
    Average number of chemicals: 22

    The most worrying: Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

    Possible side effects: skin rash, irritation: hormonal alteration
  • Hairspray
    Average number of chemicals: 11

    Most alarming: Octinoxate isophthalate

    Possible side effects: Allergies;
    eye irritation, nose and throat; hormonal disorders; linked to changes in the cell structure
  • Blusher
    Average number of chemicals: 16

    The most worrying: Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

    Possible side effects: rashes;
    irritation; hormonal disorders
  • Base
    Average number of chemicals: 24

    The most worrying: polymethylmethacrylate

    Possible side effects: Allergies;
    alters the immune system; links to cancer
  • Deodorant
    Average number of chemicals: 15

    greater concern: isopropanol, isopropyl myristate, perfumes

    Possible side effects: Skin irritation, eyes and lungs;
    Headaches; dizziness; respiratory problems
  • Body Lotion
    Average number of chemicals: 32

    The most worrying: methylparaben, propylparaben, polyethyleneglycol

    Possible side effects: eruptions;
    irritation; hormonal disorders

In the news where I drew the original image, commented:

“(…) most of our favorite cosmetics are cocktails of chemicals produced industrially and potentially dangerous that can harm our health and, in some cases, rather than the promise of its powerful” anti-aging “are causing us to age faster.

Research by Bionsen a natural deodorant company, found that daily cleaning of the average woman and makeup routine means she is host to a staggering 515 different synthetic chemicals in your body every day.

Many of these are also used in products such as household cleaners, and have been linked with a number of health problems ranging from allergies and skin sensitivity to more serious hormonal disturbances, fertility problems and even cancer .

Parabens, for example, which are designed to preserve the life of cosmetics, are one of the most used worldwide preservatives, and are found in shampoos, hair gels, gels for shaving and body lotions. However, its use is increasingly controversial – a range of different studies has been linked to serious health problems such as breast cancer and fertility problems in men. “

Here I leave other links which you may find useful to learn more about this issue that we should all be aware:

  • Small guide for identifying toxic cosmetics
  • How to know if a good shampoo for your hair
  • Eye cosmetics

If you have some other link to us more light on this issue of chemicals in our daily use, leave it in the comments please.

The solution I propose: Be more aware of everything that comes to your body by any means (food, products we use, etc), and seek better alternatives, because really there.



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