Health And Life Style Of Cosmetics Essay

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Health and life style

The wide spread use of synthetic items, especially cosmetics, is prompted by man’s increasing desire to improve his looks and personality in the society.

Cleanliness and use of chemicals

Cosmetics contaminating the environment
Pl find some references to quote here Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) is a common chemical compound found in cosmetics. It also acts as a foaming agent in various hygiene products, such as shampoo and soap. There are chances that it can be contaminated with traces of Dioxane, which is labelled as a probable human carcinogen. It is not biodegradable and can stay in the environment for a long time.

According to a widely cited study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives four common chemicals in sunscreen ( paraben, cinnamate, benzophenone and camphor derivatives) contribute to coral bleaching (leaving the coral vulnerable to viral infections, disease and death) around the world. The researchers estimated that upto 6000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off into the oceans each year, and 10% of all coral reefs have been affected. Hence experts suggest using eco-friendly chemical sunscreens or organic mineral sunscreens.

Triclosan, an antibacterial agent used in many deodorants, soaps and cleaning products since 1972, has been found in rivers, streams and sewage sludge used as fertilizer. There are conflicting reports pertaining to triclosan 's harmful affects in animals, but it has

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