Why The Organic Of Organic Brands Are Safer For Human Health?

1748 WordsMay 6, 20167 Pages
Ten. Ten is the number of ingredients that has been banned in the U.S. for use in personal products due to health concerns. 1,110. That’s the number of ingredients banned by the European Union for the same reason. Due to growing concerns over the risk that different cosmetic ingredients pose to human health-- including cancer, birth defects, and reproductive problems- many consumers are turning towards organic cosmetic brands rather than the typical non-organic brands. This movement is known as the organic movement and has been around since the early twentieth century. The goal of the organic movement was to improve the living quality of humans and sustainability of the environment by promoting the use of organic products. These products…show more content…
This leads to disastrous effects that will be discussed later in this essay. At the end of the day, makeup is washed off the skin, and these chemicals and compounds make their way through the wastewater into aquatic ecosystems. As the amounts of these chemicals increase, aquatic ecosystems can end up damaged beyond repair. When a product runs out, the containers are thrown away into landfills and the plastics do not break down very fast. Since the use of cosmetics affects both human health and the environment, both human health and environmental impact must be considered when evaluating the safety of organic brands compared to non-organic brands. One major source of hazards to human health can be found in the ingredients of non-organic cosmetics. These ingredients have been shown to be significantly more hazardous to human health than those in organic cosmetics. Two ingredients found only in non-organic brands are parabens and phthalates. Parabens are found mainly in hair care products and skin lotions. These compounds are not water soluble and are able to be absorbed by the skin. Parabens have been linked to endocrine disruption, skin cancer, developmental problems, and reproductive problems (Campaign for safe cosmetics- parabens). As an endocrine disruptor, parabens have been linked to increase the cell division in cancer cells in the breasts. In one study, 19 out of 20 women
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