Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Q –15

There is a very common chemical (1 among many chemicals) that is routinely used by traditional manufacturers …… especially in their personal care products. It’s called Q –15 (or quaternium 15).
It is a formaldehyde-releasing agent.
Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and neurotoxin. On the low-end it causes skin irritation, headaches and migraines and on the high end: cancer.
Many products contain it because it is a cheap preservative.

It’s even in Johnson and Johnson Baby products including their baby wash. (Dove soaps, Crest Toothpastes)
There are over 28 other names for this one chemical making it hard to identify on labels. IF it is even listed on the label!
You see, there is a loophole in The United States of America’s Federal Code of Regulations --- it actually exempts manufacturers from full labeling of products if used for personal, family or household care
–Section 1910.1200C, Title 29, Section 1500.82 2Q1A

You have to stop and consider that if products are on store shelves they most likely do contain chemicals to sustain a loooong, loooong shelf life.
If it is not coming fresh to you, from where it is made …. You can probably count on it.

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