Health Risks in Using Your Shampoo
Most people do not look at the back of the shampoo where all
different kinds of ingredients are listed. There is various research
that has shown that your everyday shampoo have various chemicals in
them that could cause serious risks in your health, such as memory
loss, eye irritation, skin irritation, hair loss and even cancer.
Here are the most common ingredients of a shampoo that can give you health risks:
Fragrances used in shampoo contain a number of chemicals and most of
them cause headaches and rashes. Some can even induce coughing and
vomiting to a person.
2. Propylene glycol causes allergies. This ingredient can also be found in your everyday toothpaste.
Sodium lauryl sulfate can cause asthma attacks. This ingredient also
damages a person's hair follicles which can lead to hair loss for some.
They are also known for irritating a person's eyes.
4. Diethanolamine can cause liver and kidney cancer. This ingredient can also be toxic to one's brain.
Maybe you are wondering how these shampoos still stay in the
market even if it has been proven to cause these kinds of health risks.
The regulatory authorities on these kinds of things does not
investigate these claims and spends most of their time researching
prescription drugs . Meanwhile, shampoos, which can readily be bought
in a supermarket is forgotten and ignored.
To take it one more step further, shampoo manufacturers are, in
a way, allowed to use different kinds of chemicals for their products.
There are no regulations barring them to use popular chemicals which
can cause cancer when exposed regularly to a person's body.
Researchers of National Institute of Health have directly found
a relation between shampoos and damage in the nervous system. These
researchers are concerned of possible health risks (especially nervous
system disorders) due to continued use of certain shampoos.
This effect is due to the chemicals preventing neurons from
communicating with each other, resulting in the slowing of these
networks of neurons. These slowing of neurons will cause problems and
prevent normal brain functions.
Another research done by scientist about these chemicals found
out that there are synthetic chemicals that disrupt hormones. These
chemicals, since they are used daily, never go away cause your
endocrine glands to stop functioning.
The endocrine glands regulate every body function. The thyroid,
pituitary, pancreas, ovaries and testes are all part of this system and
all of them are linked to the brain's hypothalamus. The chemicals found
in shampoos are acting as endocrine disruptors and causes your body to
send false signals to these glands. These false signals will cause
serious problems such as memory loss, cold, flu, hair loss, low blood
pressure, malnutrition, heart disease, cancer and can even cause
infertility. These are just a few and do not even take into
consideration other diseases they could get due to lowered body
These malfunctions of the body organs can be deadly and costly
for consumers. Without knowing about it, they are the ones that put
themselves in this predicament. Most people do not know about these
chemicals they just keep using on their head that can cause them more
harm than good. The best way to protect one's self against these
chemicals is to read all the ingredient found in their shampoos and
study about them. Study the side effects these chemicals could cause