cosmetics

  1. Common household chemicals causing infertility

    Could TOOTHPASTE be the cure for baby fever?

    I've fought infectious diseases all around the world, but I've never seen anything spread faster than baby fever.

    Because it seems to travel from a woman's ovaries to her brain in an instant. How many gals are figuring out their ovulation cycles to the split second, let alone the day? I've even heard of young ladies standing on their heads after sex to get knocked up!

    Desperate women will try just about anything to get a bun cooking in their oven. And if you fellas are having trouble doing your part, it's not time to switch up your love-making routine or try some New Age chant.

    But it may be time to change your toothpaste.

    Because a new European study has found that your home is LITTERED with chemicals that turn your sperm from a fast-swimming Mark Spitz to a lazy fat kid floating along in an inner tube.

    Scientists from Germany and Denmark just studied how 96 "endocrine disrupter" chemicals in toothpaste, makeup and sunscreen affect a man's fertility. And these chemicals I've been telling you about for years -- like phthalates, mercury, and PFCs -- are killing sperm faster than anything you'll find in the "family planning" department at CVS.

    In fact, about a third of the chemicals tested damaged your sperm's ability to swim. Forget fertilizing an egg -- your sperm are moving like a jammed-up freeway during rush hour.

  2. Cosmetics responsible for skin reactions

    Makeup that makes you uglier

    If you've been battling rashes and other skin reactions lately, it's not just bad skin, bad stress or bad luck.

    It's bad makeup -- and there's a lot of it out there.

    One ingredient turning up in everything from skin cream to baby wipes is responsible for what dermatologists are calling an epidemic of skin allergies in adults and kids alike.

    It's a preservative called MI -- and a related one called MCI -- used to stop bacteria from growing.

    Now, I think bacteria-free cosmetics and baby wipes is a great idea. But there's got to be a better option than MI -- because this chemical is responsible for more skin reactions than just about anything except for nickel.

    In fact, a full 20 percent of kids and 1 in 12 adults are allergic to this stuff.

    Yeah, it's that bad.

    On the other hand, it's hardly the worst of the garbage turning up in your cosmetics -- because you'll find everything from cancer-causing chemicals to dangerous and untested nanoparticles in skin creams, body lotions and more.

    And as I told you last year, perfumes are loaded with dangerous chemicals known as phthalates, which can double the risk of diabetes in senior women.

    There's no easy answer here, because I know how most women feel about their makeup. But if you're not willing to learn to love your natural skin, at least switch to something safer.

    The hippy-dippy radicals at Environmental Working Group often go way too far with their blanket dismissal of even the most harmless chemicals -- but they do have a pretty useful guide to cosmetics, which you can read for free online right here.

  3. The dangerous new ingredients hidden in your cosmetics

    Ladies, you know those new, improved makeup brands that are easier to apply, less visible, and that makes you look 10 years younger? If these "latest and greatest" in makeup brands seemed too good to be true, that's because THEY ARE.
  4. A cornucopia of craziness…

    A UK advocacy group claims that the average woman who wears mainstream cosmetics may be absorbing as many as 175 toxic chemicals every day!

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