July 2, 2009

Skincare Products: Think Twice

You don't need to be a doctor to notice that the incidence of cancer continues to rise. The cause is multifactorial, but in a general sense the medical community has come to accept that it is the combination of genetic predisposition plus insult(s) that starts the chain of tumor development.

Put another way: Everyone is born with a certain number of safety nets between them and cancer, with each toxic exposure a safety net is removed. Given the increase in cancer cases, it appears that our exposure to carcinogens has been rising over the years. Some people have a lot of safety nets to buffer them from harm; others are not so lucky.

I don't know what my baby inherited to protect him against these dangers, but as a mother I feel it is my duty to limit his exposure as much as possible. Here is an excellent website that allows you to check the toxicity of many popular baby skincare products: Skin Deep. It will amaze you to know what hazards may be creeping around your nursery.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Thanks for the great site. I know from first hand how rotten life with cancer can be. Let's do everything we can to help our babies avoid it.