Is This Toxic Chemical in Your Cosmetics?

Have you ever stopped to think about what your skin absorbs?

An area of skin the size of a 20 cent coin contains more than 3 million cells and 1 meter of blood vessels!

Everything you put on your skin can be absorbed directly in to your blood stream

Diethanolamine (DEA), is a chemical commonly used in personal care and household products and has the following effects on the body:

DEA is a severe skin and eye irritant. It can cause impaired vision, and animal studies have shown it causes damage to the brain, liver, kidneys, skin, spinal cord and bone marrow. There is evidence linking it to cancer of the liver and kidney. It accumulates in organs.  DEA is derived from petroleum and is banned in Europe.

Related products.

Nitrosating agents, including

MEA (Monoethanolamine) and TEA (Triethanolamine)


Dangerous Beauty: Cosmetics and Personal Care. Dr Peter Dingle & Toni Brown. ONE Group. 2006.

The Chemical Maze Shopping Companion: Your Guide to Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients. Bill Stratham. POSSIBILITY.COM. 2008.

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