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1 Your Right to Know. 2 First Generation With Chemical Overload Approximately 200 chemicals in average person’s body fat Not question of IF we are carrying.

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1 1 Your Right to Know

2 2 First Generation With Chemical Overload Approximately 200 chemicals in average person’s body fat Not question of IF we are carrying a burden of toxic compounds… but how much - Medical News Today, June 2004/ National Geographic, 2007

3 Irritation Inflammation Redness Heat Skin Diseases Acne Rosacea Eczema Psoriasis Impact From Toxic Chemicals Accelerated Aging Under Eye Bags Broken Capillaries ….Lines around eyes & lips Wrinkles Sagging Skin Brown spots Multiple Diseases

4 Breast Cancer Heart Disease Alzheimer’s Multiple Sclerosis Depression Arthritis, joint pain Miscarriages Hormone Disruption Immune Deficiencies Obesity Parkinson’s Migraines Asthma Lupus Birth Defects Acne ADD, Learning & Memory Accelerated Aging Impact from toxic synthetic chemicals in typical personal care products is causing long term chronic and fatal illnesses.. Are You or Your Family Affected?

5 Effects of Dioxin Poisoning

6 6 Links to Cosmetic Related Causes “Long term illnesses ranging from cancer to birth defects may not be linked to their underlying cosmetic-related causes…because symptoms of chronic toxic effects may not occur until months or years after exposure.” -Senator Edward Kennedy, MA

7 7 Products Causing Chemical Exposure Some synthetics in skin / hair care / household products cause birth defects, learning disorders, obesity, children’s cancers, sexual confusion… Ingredients in shampoos, dyes, detergents, sunscreens may be mixing up your hormonal signals Centers of Disease Control ~National Toxicology Program, 20 years of peer-reviewed studies

8 8 “Not a single child today has been born without in-utero exposure to synthetic chemicals that can disrupt development.” Danger to Fetuses & Children

9 9 Often contain chemicals that may: Harm childhood and sexual development Increase a child’s frustration / ability to cope with school and discipline Cause depression / moodiness Create emotional disturbances Stimulate obesity Cause learning disorders Typical Products for Babies/Parents

10 Even Waterways Are At Risk… 90% of water samples contaminated with triclosan, phthalates, dioxin & bisphenol are found at same levels after water was treated - can not be removed

11 11 Common Antimicrobials – Triclosan & Benzyl Peroxide Both contain unsafe levels of dioxin On EPA pesticide list antibacterial agent known hormone disruptor carcinogen Triclosan - Suspected of creating untreatable …..‘superbugs’

12 Acne Products often contain Benzyl Peroxide Before TreatmentAfter Treatment

13 13 Toxic Chemical Preservatives Parabens - methy, ethyl, propyl & butyl hormone disrupting preservatives mimics estrogen, suspected of estrogen-like breast cancer penetrates the skin and appears in blood found in breast tumors, linked to breast cancer suspected to cause male sterility, early breast development Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea & DMDM Hydantoin contain formaldehyde suspected carcinogens cause joint pain, asthma and other chronic conditions

14 14 Toxic Cleansers … “E” ethoxylated ingredients Nitrosamine precursors Manufacturing process creates dioxin DEA, MEA, TEA Sodium Laureth Sulfate Accumulates and damages liver, kidneys, brain Suspected carcinogens Causes brain fog and poor memory Eye & skin irritation

15 15 Harmful Cleansers / Detergents Used in 90% of Shampoos / Ingredients that Foam Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

16 16 Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Accelerates aging of the skin wrinkles brown spots sagging Inflammation, irritation & dryness Loss of hair (damages roots) Tumors Increase in acne, pimples & blackheads Gingivitis, cancer sores, mouth ulcers NOTE: Clinical research found SLS stored in heart, brain, lungs for up to 5 -7 days after use It’s a chemical detergent used as a floor cleaner, engine degreaser.

17 17 Sodium Laureth Sulfate - SLES SLES has ALL of the issues of SLS - PLUS FDA survey found dioxine in all products tested containing this ingredient including 27 children’s bubble bath and shampoo products Note: * Dioxine - carcinogen, hormone disruptor

18 18 Skin Cancer Rate of dangerous melanoma up 50% since 1980 Directly proportional to sunscreen sales Users stay in sun longer without getting burned… ~ nature’s warning signal Sore that never heals – may be skin cancer Basal cell carcinomaMalignant melanoma – cause 75% of skin cancer deaths Squamous Cell Carcinoma

19 19 Is This Public Knowledge? Cosmetics and toiletries industry self-regulated in US Varying regulations around the world Limited number of ingredients are regulated...not the products Growing demand for oversight and safety standards EU, Canada, Japan and others provide regulatory models Consumer demand for healthy options is market driver Thousands of synthetic chemicals used as ingredients Only a few have been tested for safety Consumers are ‘guinea pigs’ in real time product test

20 20 Cosmetic Conspiracy Protection of patents and 50 years of research Large companies with $Millions in annual sales Culpability may lead to lawsuits or loss of reputation Claim “non-toxic” versus FREE of toxins Deny harmful ingredients …or claim just trace amounts

21 21 ToxicFree® Foundation Research and educational foundation Lobbying, educating public officials Significant time on Capital Hill with law makers Support for educational research at research centers Educational materials, seminars throughout the country Product Certification – certifies toxic free formulations Assures products contain NO known harmful ingredients – e.g. carcinogens, hormone disruptors, etc. Examines ingredients, origin of ingredients, growing methods, harvesting methods, preservation methods, shipping & storage methods before certification

22 22 California Safe Cosmetics Act Leading the way in consumer regulation CA Safe Cosmetic Act  Passed in 2005 went into effect January of 2007  Bans dioxins, phthalates, known carcinogens, hormone disruptors and chemicals known to affect development Legislation is expanding  Illinois & Washington are adopting identical bills  Chemicals from Proposition 65 list being added by California

23 23 YOU can make a difference Commit to DO NO HARM Protect yourself, family, friends and circle of influence Get involved – become educated, read and share the Toxic Alarm Guide & join the foundation Read labels – refuse to use products with harmful chemicals You CAN Make A Difference… ©ToxicFree® Foundation “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

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