Children are born with over 200 chemicals coursing through their veins.
There are over 80,000 chemicals in use in the US alone, thousands of which are banned overseas. Of those, only a very small percentage is regulated at all.
The cosmetics industry is self-regulated and very little legislation has been passed to protect women from chemicals in the products they use each day. In fact, over 1,000 chemicals in makeup are banned in Europe alone.
It only takes 26 seconds for some chemicals you use to clean your body and your home to enter your bloodstream through your skin.
Manufacturers of the cleaning products and laundry detergents you use every day to clean your home (unlike food, beverage, cosmetic and other personal care products) are not required by federal law to list their ingredients.
You may be purchasing more than you bargained for – take the Toxic Test to find out!
The Toxic Ten product categories serve as a representation of the most common product types found in homes. By clicking one of the Toxic Ten categories, a list of ten toxic chemicals commonly found in that category will appear, highlighting some of the health risks associated with those ingredients as cited by third-party research. Three chemicals found in several leading brands have been pre-selected for you, to help you get started.
The Toxic Ten list is intended to represent some of the most well-known and best documented offenders, but by no means serves as a comprehensive list as chemicals vary product by product and brand by brand. Please refer to your product labels to identify other dangerous chemicals that may be present.
Click on each of the product categories if you have a leading brand in your home. The 3 most common chemicals in leading brands have been pre-selected.
Look at the labels of your products to discover even more chemicals hiding in the products you use every day, check off each ingredient your products contain.
Each selection will add to your score. Complete each category to complete the test.
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