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Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Well-Known Shampoo Brands
Posted By Kristine Lofgren On September 9, 2013 @ 5:21 pm In Green Products,News | 5 Comments
You may have thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to sting your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The Center for Environmental Health  based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos  and soaps and found that 98 included a possible carcinogen  known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).
Cocamide DEA is a chemically modified form of coconut oil  that is used as a thickener or foaming agent in shampoo. However, the state of California has outlawed its use, because it may be carcinogenic  to humans. The CEH is suing companies producing and distributing these products, including Prell, Paul Mitchell and Colgate Palmolive shampoos. Also included are products marketed to children, and even one which falsely claims to be organic (Organic by Africa’s Best .)
Until things are resolved, it seems like getting shampoo in your eyes may have become the least of your concerns. You can find a full list of all 98 suspect shampoos here .
Via Grist 
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 Shampoo: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-106626536/stock-photo-woman-washing-her-hair.html?src=BSEvGTqKsh-D6G2qYopw9Q-1-36
 Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/
 The Center for Environmental Health: http://www.ceh.org
 shampoos: http://inhabitat.com/johnson-and-johnson-to-remove-all-harsh-chemicals-from-its-products-by-2015/
 98 included a possible carcinogen: http://inhabitat.com/illegal-cancer-causing-chemicals-found-in-nearly-100-well-known-shampoo-brands/cancer-causing-shampoos/
 coconut oil: http://inhabitat.com/diy-make-your-own-all-natural-moisturizing-face-cream/
 carcinogenic: http://inhabitat.com/study-shows-air-emissions-from-fracking-sites-could-cause-health-problems/
 Organic by Africa’s Best: http://store.goldenmartbeautysupply.com/africasbest.html
 Grist: http://grist.org/living/oops-illegal-carcinogen-found-in-nearly-100-shampoos/
 Maegan Tintari: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovemaegan/
 Desi: http://www.flickr.com/photos/desiitaly/
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