A new study by the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals studied 54 body lotions. Their findings showed 24% of these products available in the Danish market contain ingredients that can either be highly allergenic, or in animal test studies have been shown to impact hormones via the endocrine system, also known as EDC compounds (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals).
This list includes parabens and cyclopentasiloxane, a silicone commonly found in skin care and anti aging beauty products, which the EU Environment Agency has recently declared “unsafe” and is expected to be banned for use in products.
According to Christel Søgaard Kirkeby, of the Danish Consumer Council THINK Chemicals, “Now there are several reasons why cyclopentasiloxane should not be used in for example body lotions. In part scientists have suspicions that the substance is endocrine disrupting, and in part the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety does not consider the substance to be safe due to the risk of damage to the liver.”
Photo: SpecialChem Industry News, Published on 2015-08-26
Danish Consumer Council Reports Allergens and EDCs in Body Care Products