Chemical Side Effects

Bad is bad gets. Each to her/his own. You can use a highly recommended organic or natural products and land up with hives; while products with chemicals formulated in labs have turned up good results.

Given the contaminants and pollutants in the air today, the tendency to lean towards natural and organic products has been on the rise the last couple of decades. The chemicals in the products we use have come to cause more harm than good โ€“ and thatโ€™s not just on our person โ€“ weโ€™re talking our environment, the air we breathe and the water in the ocean too. Take a look at the some of the dire consequences of using chemically laden products:

Chemical Used in Possible side Effects


Usually found in all toiletries, dental and hair products

Linked to breast cancer. Can cause irritation to skin, eyes, lungs.

Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)

Commonly found in sunscreens

Linked to cancer. Can cause skin, eye, irritation. Known to cause liver damage and deepen skin pigmentation.

Isopropyl alcohol

Used to blend colors in cosmetics

Linked ot neurological damage and increased risk of cancer.

Coal tar

Blushes, eye liners, certain anti-dandruff shampoos.

May trigger nausea, mood swings, headaches, and often linked to cancer.