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Why are there carcinogens in my "organic" personal care products?

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 01:41 PM

Studies have proven, time and time again, that nothing you apply on your skin stays on the surface unless you imm­ediately rinse it off. Your skin, being your body’s largest organ, has over 1 billion pores. It is your body’s first line of defense against anything entering your body. Ironically, it is also a giant sponge, absorbing anything you put on it. It usually takes 10-15 minutes for a product to be completely absorbed into your skin. By this time it is inside your body, “subcutaneously”, which means underneath your skin, and you cannot rinse it off.

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