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Selasa, 18 Januari 2011

Jenis-jenis Racun yang Terkandung Dalam Kosmetik

Look beautiful is a pride for a woman especially in their teens, though sometimes have to sacrifice health. Some cosmetics that are used contain hazardous materials that could actually absorbed into the body.

A study carried out Environmental Working Group (EWG) on blood and urine samples in 20 teenage girls aged 14-19 years shows that it contains hazardous materials. Some are carcinogenic, others can affect hormonal balance.

In the researchers identified no fewer than 16 types of hazardous compounds that are believed to come from cosmetics in the form of powder, perfume and so on. The 16 hazardous materials were then grouped into 4 categories.

Here are 4 classes of hazardous materials in question.

1. Phthalate
This material dugunakan also in the manufacture of plastic to give the nature of elastic or flexible. Impact on health if inhaled or ingested in certain levels is triggered reproductive system disorders, asthma and allergies.

In cosmetics, phthalates are used as solvents in a variety of additional fragrance products.

2. Triklosan
By default, triklosan used in some soaps and toothpaste products can lead to health problems when reacted with aquatic or watery environment. One is interference with thyroid hormone balance.

The use of excessive triklosan also trigger indirect impacts on health, namely to trigger resistance or bacteria immune to antibiotics. The outcome was the emergence of super germs (superbug) causes a disease that does not work to eradicate with antibiotics.

3. Paraben
The compound has a different name parahydroxybenzoic and used also as a preservative in instant noodles has a side effect if use exceeds the safety threshold. Because it is similar to the hormone estrogen, in the body will trigger an imbalance that can increase the risk of breast cancer.

In cosmetics, parabens are often used as a mixture of soap, shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant. Although rare, direct contact with the skin can also cause allergies in sensitive people.

4. Synthetic fragrances
Some species of animal natural fragrances issued the so-called pheromones which function is to attract a mate in the breeding season. By humans, this fragrance was made replica and used in perfumes, as well as some types of scented soap and hair care products.

Several types of synthetic fragrances are known to trigger cancer in animals. Although not yet tested in humans, strongly suspected this compound also increases the risk of cancer in humans.