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2 Potpourri

3 Loopholes an Elephant Could Fit Through

4 The Dirty Dozen

5 By the Numbers

6 Fill in the _______

7 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 PotpourriLoopholes Dirty Dozen By the Numbers Fill in the ____

8 This professional occupation is exposed to toxins all day long.

9 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are cosmetologists? Back to the board

10 According to Annie Leonard, this is the key feature of the economy in The Story of Cosmetics.

11 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is toxins in, toxins out? Back to the board

12 Since the 1950s, cosmetic companies have thought that better living can be found through this type of science.

13 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is chemistry? Back to the board

14 This plant is a healthy, non-harmful after shave alternative.

15 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is the aloe vera plant? Back to the board

16 These three words on many cosmetic product bottles have no legal definition.

17 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are herbal, organic and natural? Back to the board

18 This generic term is used, instead of specific fragrance ingredients. It can be a mix of potentially dozens of chemicals.

19 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is parfum? Back to the board

20 By including therapeutic claims, companies can have products regulated as this which allows them to list only active ingredients.

21 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are drugs? Back to the board

22 Products marked as fragrance- free or unscented may contain fragrance ingredients in this form. (Hint: a kind of agent)

23 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are masking agents? Back to the board

24 The cosmetic industry in Canada has to disclose the concentration of each ingredient to this Minister, but not to the general public.

25 CORRECT RESPONSE: Who is the Minister of Health? Back to the board

26 The cosmetic industry set up an industry safety committee allowing corporations to set practices that are enforced through this method.

27 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is voluntary compliance? Back to the board

28 This foundation coined the term The Dirty Dozen.

29 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is the David Suzuki Foundation? Back to the board

30 This family of chemical culprits are found in creamy and foaming products. They are harmful to fish and wildlife, and may cause cancer. It shares an acronym with an infamous U.S. law agency.

31 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is DEA? Back to the board

32 Name two of the four health issues linked to the chemicals of The Dirty Dozen.

33 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are cancer, reproductive disorders, asthma, and severe allergies? Back to the board

34 Name any four of The Dirty Dozen.

35 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are: BHA and BHT, coal tar dyes, DEA-related ingredients, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde- releasing preservatives, parabens, parfum, PEG compounds, petrolatum, siloxanes, sodium laureth sulfate, triclosan? Back to the board

36 Any one of these chemicals, found in a variety of cosmetics, slowly release small amounts of formaldehyde, which causes cancer.

37 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is: DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine or quarternium-15? Back to the board

38 In The Story of Cosmetics, Annie Leonard found that only this percent of chemicals used in products have been assessed by the industry safety panel.

39 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is 20%? Back to the board

40 More than this amount of all products surveyed contained multiple Dirty Dozen chemicals.

41 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is half? Back to the board

42 On average, women use this many personal care products per day.

43 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is 12? Back to the board

44 Manufacturers have to notify Health Canada of a products ingredients this many days after a product hits the market. (Hint: 1, 10, 30, 90)

45 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is 10? Back to the board

46 Coal tar dyes can potentially cause cancer. They contain heavy metals that are toxic to our brains. They are identified by C.I. plus this many digits. (Hint: 1, 3, 5, 7)

47 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is 5? Back to the board

48 Theres _____ in my lipstick!

49 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is lead? Back to the board

50 Skin ____ cream is extremely toxic.

51 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is whitening? Back to the board

52 We need common sense laws based the ______ principle.

53 CORRECT RESPONSE: What is precautionary? Back to the board

54 On a survey of The Dirty Dozen, participants were unable to locate ______ on more than 1000 products.

55 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are ingredients or ingredient lists? Back to the board

56 Many products include _______ which can also be used to get grime off auto parts.

57 CORRECT RESPONSE: What are degreasers? Back to the board

58 Final bonus question!

59 You can take these actions to help detox your personal care products.

60 Thanks for playing The Detox Challenge!

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