The Global View

Environment at risk due to cosmetic products

shampoo.jpgTired of dry, flat and dead hair? Take two bottles into the shower?

Well, it looks like you can’t win either way, as we’re damaging the environment with our soapy hair products, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) say.

News Medical have this to say:

The substances found include parabens, which have been linked to a rise in breast cancer and are used as a preservative in a range of cosmetic products.

The report says wastewater treatment works are unable to prevent chemicals used in many household products escaping into the environment and it raises concern over the growing number of chemicals that are now appearing.

One of the chemicals causing environmentalists concern is triclosan which is in washing-up liquids, plastic kitchen utensils, toothpastes, deodorants and soaps.

To the trees!