Top 7 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid When Shopping for Your Kids

Jeanne Sager | Jun 12, 2012 Big Kid
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  • Parabens

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    Parabens covers a whole family from butylparaben to isobutylparaben, and they should all be avoided.

    Where They're Hiding: Kids' personal care products (and adults' too).

    Why You Should Avoid Them: According to the EWG, parabens disrupt the hormone (endocrine) system, and were found in the breast cancer tumors of 19 of 20 women studied.

  • DMDM hydantoin

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    DMDM is nothing to mess around with.

    Where It's Hiding: Personal care products like kids' toothpaste and lotion!

    Why You Should Avoid It: DMDM is considered an allergen and irritant that can form cancer causing contaminants.

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