Toxins & Carcinogens in “Healthy” Products

  • Topic Info:It's been suggested that the average person, a woman in particular, can be exposed to as many as 100 different chemicals before she even heads out the door.

    It's not hard to believe, when you think about it. From the products you use in the shower (body wash, shampoo, conditioner, face wash) to the lotions and face creams you apply after, you're continually being exposed to various toxins.

    This can be the case, even in brands you may think are "healthy." That's why it's so essential to read the labels of the products you use, and understand what's on those labels.

    Why is this so important?

    Toxins and chemicals have been linked to chronic disease, including cancer. One recent study from the University of California, Berkley, found that parabens are 100 times more cancer-causing than previously thought.

    Sarah Hiner is President/CEO of Boardroom Inc., publishers of Bottom Line Personal and Bottom Line Health newsletters, as well as the newly launched The Bottom Line Store.

    Their mission for the past 43 years has been to provide consumers with easy to understand, easy to read and easy to follow information to protect their health, their wealth, and help them live happier lives.

    Sarah joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to explain why healthy products may not be as pure as you'd think, as well as tips for making healthy choices and living life in a simple, honest way.
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH