Another area you are being fooled and poisoned is in fragrances and things you put on your skin.
First off let's show you the right products you should be using.
See the full list here
Smells fall into a strange category. The "not categorized" category. Meaning no one is regulating them or protecting you from them.
In food, you may remember from our food and nutrition section, anything that is related to or derived from the ingredients that are pictured on the product can be labeled as "natural ingredients", "natural flavorings" or other related labeling. That seems to be ok and not dangerous. However there are suspicious ingredients that are under disagreement from some experts on their safety.
However, with things you USE or WEAR there is another category that is used to hide fillers, fakers, and other chemicals from the label and from authorities and that is FRAGRANCE (PARFUM).
ANYTHING can be labeled perfume if it has any smell at all. I don't know of anything that does not release some type of aroma, chemical in the air that goes into our noses. There are 80,000 identified chemicals in the commercial processing industry and every single one of them are allowed to be included in the FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) ingredient list...except five. Those five are:
Carbon Monoxide. Ammonia. Chlorine. Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Sulfuric Acid.
Whatever else you can think of can be rolled into your candle, bug spray, baby wipes, baby lotion, diaper rash cream, shampoo, soap, lotion, make-up (yes makeup is now being marketed with a scent in order to stuff chemicals in it to cheapen the price), skin creams, candles (yes the stuff that vaporizes into the air an you inhale, which goes directly into your blood stream to include into the brain), perfume, cologne, antiperspirant, hair spray, hair gel, even hair regrowth serum, skin whiteners, skin softeners, hair softeners, scar removers, and the list goes on literally thousands deep. The main ones that scare me are hair products, toothpaste and floss, sunblock, and lotions. But...
No one is checking, testing, or regulating the ingredients being put into anything you are putting all over your body, to include your clothes! Yes your clothes are not regulated either. An actually, many clothes randomly tested, coming mainly from China have had formaldehyde, petroleum, ammonia, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid...wait didn't I say those were banned...nope not in clothes because they technically aren't applied onto the skin. They are worn. Not sure how that is any different, but evidentially there are legal battles fought to allow Chinese and other manufacturers to put all this stuff into your clothes.
These dangerous chemicals have been found in diapers, pajamas, beenies, handkerchiefs, pillow cases, sheets, bedding, socks, underwear, hats, sunglasses, head warmers, earmuffs, ear warmers, ear plugs, face masks, air filters, paints, sun blocks, food containers, food wrappings to protect the food from I guess going bad naturally, hair gel, toothpaste
The angering fact is the fake images we are sold when we think of our clothes and our smells.
The above images probably felt really nice to look at. But they are manufactured and fake. We have been fooled by the deadly and dangerous things put into and onto our bodies.
Oh and think the "cancer awareness" charities are your safest place for resources. Think again. Typical fundraising includes scents, clothes, and other associated products actually filled with cancer associated chemicals!
Other things to watch out for are again, misleading product labeling and colors. The worst offender we include here is Meyers. Ms. Meyers as they are now emphasizing the Ms., bill themselves as a natural and safe company. Look below and you will see the very third ingredient by volume/weight is "fragrance." Really? You need that much fragrance? No they actually stuff the thing full of fillers and other garbage so the price can be lowered. What is more in the product? Water and decyl glucoside. Decyl glucoside is a "surfactant" which helps all the ingredients essentially stay together and to dispurse across the surface that you put it on. It is actually the thing that helps dislodge whatever you're putting on it. So basically you're better off with water and vinegar or water and baking soda.
The Serious Dangers of “Fragrances” & How to Protect Yourself: Fragrance, Phthalates, endocrine disruption, alehydes, tluenes, etc
Right to Know: Exposing Toxic Fragrance Chemicals Report
PBS Smart Plastics Guide