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Carcinogenic 1,4-Dioxane Found in „organic“ products

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A newly released study commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a watchdog group with over 500,000 members, and overseen by environmental health consumer advocate David Steinman (author of The Safe Shopper's Bible), analyzes leading "natural" and "organic" brand shampoos, body washes, lotions and other personal care products for the presence of the undisclosed carcinogenic contaminant 1,4-Dioxane. A reputable third-party laboratory, known for rigorous testing and chain-of-custody protocols, performed all testing.

 

Ethoxylation, a cheap short-cut companies use to provide mildness to harsh ingredients, requires the use of the cancer-causing petrochemical Ethylene Oxide, which generates 1,4-Dioxane as a by-product. 1,4-Dioxane is considered a chemical "known to the State of California to cause cancer" under proposition 65, and has no place in "natural" or "organic" branded personal care products. 1,4-dioxane is also suspected as a kidney toxicant, neurotoxicant and respiratory toxicant, among others, according to the California EPA, and is a leading groundwater contaminant. Although previous studies have revealed 1,4-Dioxane is often present in conventional personal care products, this new study indicates the toxin is also present in leading "natural" and "organic" branded products, none of which are certified under the USDA National Organic Program.

 

Some of the leading brands found to contain 1,4-Dioxane: JASON Pure Natural & Organic; Giovanni Organic Cosmetics; Kiss My Face; Nature's Gate Organics. Both the OCA and Steinman are calling for misleadingly labelled "organic(s)" brands which include ethoxylate ingredients or otherwise utilize petrochemicals in their ingredients, to drop all organic claims from their branding and labelling. "The practice of ethoxylating ingredients or using other petroleum compounds must end for natural personal care, and is that much more outrageous in so-called 'organics' brand products," says Ronnie Cummins, Executive Director of the OCA.


Further Resources: OCA's "Coming Clean" Campaign: www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: www.safecosmetics.org/newsroom/press.cfm?pressReleaseID=21
FDA: www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-hdb3.html

 

www.organicconsumers.org


 


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