One of four Body Lotions contains unwanted chemicals
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The content of hazardous chemicals is particularly critical in body lotions because body lotions are a product that stays on the skin for many hours.
The Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals has examined the list of ingredients on 54 body lotions on the Danish market, including many international brands. The examination reveals that 13 body lotions – 24% – contain unwanted substances. These substances are allergenic preservatives and substances which have shown endocrine disrupting effects in animal studies.
16 body lotions received the best possible marking, and 24 only received an average rating due to their content of perfume, perfumed substances or plant extracts which all are known allergens.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are suspected to cause several ailments such as declining semen quality in boys and early puberty in girls.
The test results (in Danish) can be found here kemi.taenk.dk/bodylotion
More about the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals work (in English) can be found here: http://kemi.taenk.dk/english