What are some harmful chemicals that are always used in cosmetics?



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    Hair dyes made from coal tars can increase the risk of cancer.  Propylene glycol is a common solvent found in soaps and shampoos and deodorants, and can be destructive to skin.  For more examples, see link below.

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    Parabens are a common ingredient found in a vast number of cosmetics and skincare products.  It is used as a form of preservative and has been linked to cause cancer.  It is generally included in the form of methylparaben or propylparaben.  Sometimes highly toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury are used because there are no governing laws against this.  The Environmental Working Group offers information on a list of products that contain these chemicals with a warning to stay away from purchasing these products.

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