A 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group (they run cosmeticdatabase.com) found pollution based toxins in umbilical cord blood.
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The researchers found a total of 287 chemicals from the entire group including two chemicals that were banned in the 1970s and other chemicals used in gasoline, garbage treatment, power plants, the production of flame-resistant products, plastics, Teflon, and wood preservatives. Some of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, and neurological impairment.
If environmental pollutants can seep into your skin and get to the umbilical cord of unborn babies, then why not the chemicals we put on our skin on a daily basis.
The Environmental Working Group also reported that 33% of personal care products have been linked to cancer, 45% are reported to be potentially harmful to our reproductive systems and/or fetal development and 60% have ingredients that can act like estrogens or disrupt hormones.
Yes, this is scary, but that is not my intent, I am trying to pass along the information I find.
When you think about it most people are exposing themselves to between 80 and 200 chemicals before they leave the house every day.