Certainly not. There are government appointed organisations that are supposed to be doing just that.
However, some of them seem to do this in ways that don't seem to make much sense. Here are some examples that illustrate this:
It does beg the question ... what exactly is the relationship between Governments, Organisations like the FDA, Cosmetic Self Regulating Organisations and large Cosmetic Manufacturers?
Whatever the answer is, you need to know what is in your makeup and foods before you use them.
If you knew that your cosmetics contained lethal doses of lead, would you use them?
In 1970, 60 micrograms of lead was considered toxic. In 2012, it was 5. This means that in 1970, consumers would happily and legally consume 12 times more lead than they would have today.
See how you are part of the experiment?
See how toxic values change over the years?
Would it not be best for you to simply avoid as many toxins as you can? The glyphosate (herbicide) residual that you are eating in your cereal today may be considered too toxic for you tomorrow.
How do these values change? New test procedures and, of course, new dead and sick people. By reading this, you have a choice to do the best you can to avoid becoming one of these statistics.
For products that ARE regulated, how much faith should we put into these organisations that decide:
A few years ago, I was flying from Malawi to South Africa.
It is common practice in flights from parasite infected countries (there is Malaria in Malawi) that the crew spray the cabin with an insecticide.
Just before the spraying begins, they announce over the intercom of their intentions and that we should not worry as the spray has been certified safe by WHO – United Nations World Health Organisation.
WHO is a world leading authority on health and safety issues. What concerned me was an article I read in the in-flight magazine when, many years ago, the same organisation said that DDT was also safe to use.
The next thing that concerned me was that WHO have been wrong before and who is to say they will not be wrong again?
This insecticide kills insects. How sure is WHO that this will have absolutely no effect on me now, or in the future?
Ever had wrinkly skin after a bath?
Absorbed cosmetics via your stomach is first broken down by enzymes before entering the bloodstream (you have more protection via your digestive process)
A study showed that 13 percent of the cosmetic preservative butylate hydroxytoluene (BHT) and 49 percent of the carcinogenic pesticide DDT (which is found in some cosmetics containing lanolin) is absorbed through the skin.
Media, advertising, internet, social pressure, celebrity endorsement and our busy lives are such powerful tools and distractions that it is easy to become so overwhelmed that you start to doubt your own judgement for the sake of convenience.
Watch this video and you will see for yourself the power of passive manipulation and how easy it is to make an honest mistake and choose the wrong product.
Our lives are already so busy. It seems like an uphill task to now have to also be aware of the dangers of cosmetics.
This is where Moyoway talking about topics, such as toxins in makeup, makes it easy for you.
Our responsibilities are the same as yours. We have family, friends, loved ones that we care about and already share this information with. Why not share it with everyone?
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We at Moyoway believe that because we have only one skin and body for our entire life, it is best that we look after ours and so should you.
We don't want to land up looking like this ... lead, triclosan, flame retardants, mercury are all ingredients of our daily makeup routine.
Coco Chanel, a Time 100: Most Important People of the Century, said
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
Choose your makeup well.
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