Friday, March 9, 2012

Are you unknowingly using formaldehyde?

Those of you that know me personally, especially those of you with children, have heard my soap box preach about a particular baby product company who use formaldehyde releasing chemicals in their products. It actually makes me sick when I know someone is using them on their innocent little one.

Melaleuca Launch held their annual Launch gathering in January. One of our team members in Ohio shared about one of the presenters who was a doctor and his comment that they all laughed at but it is no laughing matter -- his comment was "since formaldehyde is a carcinogen, it does not make sense that people are rubbing it all over their bodies" and this occurs when they shower, shampoo, put lotion on, put their make-up on, and brush their teeth. Personal care products are the most used, needed and replaced products in the home. Not only do we use them once a day in the morning but often times we use them again throughout the day and in the evening, creating more of a risk for certain cancers.

Melaleuca offers you EVERYTHING by way of personal care products, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes, lotions, mouthwash, deodorant, cosmetics. They do not use cheap preservatives in any of their personal care products. WHY? Because they do not have to use cheap preservatives to provide a long shelf life. They are able to keep track of their loyal customers allowing them to keep accurate inventory records. Your fresh products come to you within two weeks of manufacturing them right here in the USA.

I wanted to know more about what types of cancer formaldehyde may cause which are several, including nasopharyngeal cancer and leukemia. Here is a link below from the National Cancer Institute with more information.

Here are trade names that manufacturers use for formaldehyde. There are over 30 of them. Makes one think that they are trying to cover-up its dangers?

Formaldehyde is a highly toxic substance and one of the most common indoor air pollutants. It is an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and may cause a wide variety of reactions, including skin reactions, ear infections, headaches, depression, joint pain, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, sleep disturbances, and many more. How many of these names would you have recognized as formaldehyde? Manufactures can legally use over 30 different trade names for this chemical, including:

Quaternium-15 (formaldehyde releasing agent)
Methyl Aldehyde
Methylene Oxide
Methylene Glycol
Formalin 40
Formic Aldehyde

*denotes trade name

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