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Shampoo Poses a Life Threat?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A recent hysteria on the internet pushed me to post this. Just recently I received an email from a friend who I think i just concern with the public health. The writer of the email stressed that he has nothing against any shampoo brand that was mentioned.

The story begins with a little science definition. Formaldehyde. Otherwise known as "Formalin." Formaldehyde is a chemical used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers, and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukemia and brain cancer.

Another definition says that it is a contaminant consumer household products. It is a extremely potent carcinogen and respiratory irritant and may appear as a preservative. Products containing this chemical should be unacceptable.

What products?

Shampoo by Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive. Check it out yourself!

The writer of the email, called Unilever Customer care and confirmed that they do use Formaldehyde but in a minuscule amount.

However, the writer reiterated that even though the product contains small amount, continuous use may still contribute to us getting sick.

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