Aluminum is regularly taken up with the daily diet. It is also used in antiperspirants, as an adjuvant for vaccination, and in desensitization procedures. In this review, we present the scientifically documented harmful effects of aluminum on health and the threshold values associated with them.
Are sunscreens always beneficial, or can they be detrimental to users? A research team led by UC Riverside chemists reports that unless people out in the sun apply sunscreen often, the sunscreen itself can become harmful to the skin.
Like the sun, sunbeds give off UVA and UVB radiation that can damage the DNA in your skin cells. If enough DNA damage builds up over time, it can cause cells to start growing out of control, which can lead to skin cancer.
Hair dyes are among the chemicals most extensively used and they contain aromatic amine derivates, many of which are mutagenic, and which are associated with a risk of basal cell carcinoma. In a cohort study of hairdressers, there was an increased risk of in situ skin cancers. In this case–control study, patients with basal cell carcinomas on the head and neck were matched with controls to assess the relation with the use of hair dyes
Background: We use beauty products in high quantities every day and in the process, we are exposed to a wide variety of chemicals used in these products. These chemicals are a particularly insidious form of body pollution because they enter the human body through multiple routes. The problem with commercial products and particularly beauty products is that millions of people apply beauty products to their skin daily for long time.
That’s also the case for many nail polishes. And even brands that tout safe formulations may be substituting some toxic chemicals for equally dangerous alternatives, suggests a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology
Some nail polishes and other products used at salons and labeled toxin-free may have high levels of toxic chemicals, according to a new California report. "The labeling does not always reflect the ingredients,"
When you breathe air containing formaldehyde, most of the formaldehyde is quickly broken down in the cells lining your respiratory tract and breathed out. Only at high levels does formaldehyde enter your blood.
Human studies have reported developmental effects, such as CNS dysfunction, attention deficits, and minor craniofacial and limb anomalies, in the children of pregnant women exposed to high levels of toluene or mixed solvents by inhalation.
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) is used as a plasticizer in a variety of commercial and consumer products (US EPA, 2014; Kavlock et al. 2002). The largest source of DBP exposure in humans is food, with inhalation and dermal exposures considered minimal (Kavlock et al. 2002). Epidemiological studies provide evidence of human exposure and altered androgen levels during lifestages at which androgen production is critical for the normal development and function of the male reproductive system.