THE "DIRTY" DOZEN CONSUMER PRODUCTS    

THE DIRTY DOZEN CONSUMER PRODUCTS: FOOD (1)

 
Beef Frankfurters - (eg. Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation)

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients

BENZENE HEXACHLORIDE, Carcinogenic;
DACTHAL, Carcinogenic (Can be contaminated with dioxin). Irritant. Strong Sensitizer;
DIELDRIN, Carcinogenic;
DDT, Carcinogenic;
HEPTACHLOR, Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. Reproductive Toxin;
HEXACHLOROBENZENE, Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. Teratogenic;
LINDANE, Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. Damage to blood forming cells.
HORMONES: Carcinogenic and feminizing;
ANTIBIOTICS: Some are carcinogenic, also cause allergies and drug resistance.

Labeled Ingredient
NITRITE, Interacts with meat amines to form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
NOTE: Also evidence of causal relation to childhood cancer.
SAFER ALTERNATIVES: Nitrite-Free Natural Hotdogs (but with pesticide contaminants), or Tofu Franks
 

Whole Milk - (eg. Borden or Lucerne)

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients

DDT, Carcinogenic;
DIELDRIN, Carcinogenic;
HEPTACHLOR, Carcinogenic.Neurotoxic. Reproductive Toxin;
HEXACHLORO- BENZENE, Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. Reproductive Toxin.
ANTIBIOTICS: Some are carcinogenic, also cause allergies and drug resistance;
RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE and IGF-1: Also evidence of causal relation to breast, colon and other cancers.

SAFER ALTERNATIVES: Skim Milk or Horizon Organic Skim Milk
 

 THE DIRTY DOZEN CONSUMER PRODUCTS: COSMETICS AND TOILETRIES (2)
 

Talcum Powder - Johnson & Johnson. Inc.

Labeled Toxic Ingredient
TALC, Carcinogenic. Lung Irritant.

NOTE: Also evidence of Causal relation to ovarian cancer.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Corn Starch - Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
 

Cover Girl Replenishing Natural Finish Make Up (Foundation) - Procter & Gamble. Inc.

Labeled Toxic Ingredients
BHA, Carcinogenic;
TALC, Carcinogenic. Lung Irritant;
TITANIUM DIOXIDE, Carcinogenic;
TRIETHANOLAMINE TEA), Interacts with nitrites to form carcinogenic flitrosamines;
LANOLIN, Often contaminated with DDT and other carcinogenic pesticides;
PARABENS, Contact Dermatitis;
FRAGRANCE, Wide range of unlabeled ingredients. Contact Dermatitis.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Max Factor Pan-Silk Ultra Creamy Make-Up - Max Factor, Inc.
 

Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste - Procter & Gamble. Inc.

Labeled Toxic Ingredients
FD&C BLUE #1, Carcinogenic;
SACCHARIN, Carcinogenic;
FLUORIDE, Possible Carcinogen.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Tom's of Maine Natural Toothpaste (Non-Fluoride) - Tom's of Maine, Inc.
 

Alberto VO5 Conditioner (Essence of Neutral Henna) - Aibert-CuIver USA. Inc.

Labeled Toxic Ingredients
FORMALDEHYDE, Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. Contact Dermatitis and Sensitizer;
POLYSORBATE 80, Can be contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4- dioxane;
FD&C RED #4, Carcinogenic;
FRAGRANCE, Wide range of unlabeled ingredients. Contact Dermatitis.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Earth Preserv Hair Vitalizer (all scents) - Earth Preserv, Inc
 

Clairol Nice 'n Easy (Permanent Haircolor) - Clairol. Inc.

Labeled Toxic Ingredients
QUATERNlUM-15, FormaIdehyde~Releaser. Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic. ContactDermatitis and Sensitizer;
DIETHANOLAMINE (DEA), Interacts with nitrites to form a carcinogenic nitrosamine;
PHENYLENE-DIAMINES, Includes carcinogens and other ingredients inadequately tested for carcinogenicity. Contact Dermatitis;
PROPYLENE CLYCOL, Contact Dermatitis; FRAGRANCE, Wide range of unlabeled ingredients. Contact Dermatitis.
NOTE: Also evidence of Causal relation to lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other cancers.
SAFER ALTERNATIVES: Igora Botanic - Schwarzkopf, Inc. or Logona Henna Black - Natur Kosmetik

 

 

THE DIRTY DOZEN CONSUMER PRODUCTS: HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS AND PESTICIDES (3)

Aiax Cleanser - Colgate-Palmolive. Inc.

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients
CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogenic. Eye, Skin and Lung Irritant;
WASHING SODA,Caustic.

NOTE: Carcinogenicity of silica is admitted in 1994 Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS).
NOTE: Manufacturer claims to have reduced silica levels since 1993.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Comet Cleanser - Procter & Gamble, Inc.

 

Zud Heavy Duty Cleanser - Reckitt & Colman. Inc.

Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient
CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogenic. Eye, Skin and Lung Irritant.

NOTE: Carcinogenicity is denied in MSDS.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Comet Cleanser - Procter & Gamble, Inc.

 

LvsoI Disinfectant Spray - Reckitt & Colman. Inc.

Labeled or Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient
ORTHOPHENYLPHENOL (OPP): Carcinogenic. Irritant.

NOTE: Carcinogenicity is denied in MSDS.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Airwick Stick Up - Reckitt & Colman, Inc.

 

Zocliac Cat & Dog Flea Collar - Sandoz Agro. Inc.

Labeled Toxic Ingredient
PROPOXUR, Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic.

SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Trader Joe's Herbal Flea Collar for Cats or Dogs

 

Ortho Weed-B-Gon Lawn Weed Killer - Monsanto Co.

Labeled Ingredient
SODIUM 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETATE (2,4-D), Carcinogenic. Neurotoxic.Reproductive Toxin.

NOTE: Also evidence of causal relation to lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma and other cancers.
SAFER ALTERNATIVE: Safer pesticides
 

See. Safe Shoppers Bible for more information on hazardous consumer products.