How toxic is my shaving kit – a new report

By Staff | Beauty
Posted Nov 14, 2012

The Manscape: The Dirt on Toxic Ingredients in Men’s Body Care Products

The mission at Canada’s Environmental Defence is to protect the environment and human health. One area of significant focus for them is toxins in personal care products, household items, and toys; Environmental Defence led the charge to ban a hormone-disrupting chemical, bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles. Concerned about the fact that Canadian men are using more personal care products than ever before, and that consumers don’t actually know what is in them, for their newly published report The Manscape: The Dirt on Toxic Ingredients in Men’s Body Care Products, Environmental Defence tested 17 products used by five guys. The tests reveal that toxic chemicals with links to cancer, birth defects, sperm damage, obesity, asthma and other chronic health problems are found in commonly used men’s body care products like Pert Plus shampoo and Axe hair gel. For these reasons, Environmental Defence has recommendations for consumers, the cosmetics industry, and the federal government to help protect Canadians from toxic chemicals.

For more information for consumers about the Toxic Ten chemicals to avoid in personal care products, check out their personal care products shopping guide.

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