Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands*

Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands*

You probably thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to burn your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The Center for Environmental Health based in Oakland, California, performed a study on shampoos and soaps and found that at least 98 included a carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA).

Cocamide Diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a controversial ingredient found in body care items, has landed four personal care manufacturers with a lawsuit in California.

The Center for Environmental Health filed the suit after discovering the presence of cocamide DEA, the foam stabilizer and volumizer, in shampoos and soaps. In the state of California, Proposition 65 requires manufacturers to warn consumers over the risks of certain substances. Cocamide DEA is on that list because it is a suspected carcinogen. It was banned in the state last year after a study found it caused cancer in laboratory animals.

Some of the products that contain high levels of the illegal chemical are sold under well-known companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell. Lab tests also found the carcinogen in children’s products, such as a store brand bubble bath from KMart, and a shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us. Other store brand products that contain the carcinogen came from Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Kohl’s.

Unfortunately, manufacturers can put any toxic chemical they want into shampoos because the FDA allows all sorts of chemicals to be used in these products, including chemicals that are known carcinogens and that contribute to liver failure and nervous system disorders. How’s that for protecting public health?

Corporate America Doesn’t Care About Your Health

The full list of all 98 products containing the carcinogen is included below. Since the lawsuit was launched last year, only three companies have committed to reformulate their products. Those products that they claim will be reformulated without the carcinogen are highlighted below in green.

It’s very telling of corporate industry morals when the majority of brands and parent companies are aware that their products are hazardous and cause cancer yet they continue to sell them as is. I guess profit is more important to them than the health of their customers. After all, it’s safe to say that many of these CEOs and top executives have ties to Big Pharmaceutical stock, so the fact that their products make people sick is a real win-win for their bank accounts.

DIY: Here’s an Easy Homemade Natural Shampoo

1/2 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup Castile soap
10-15 drops essential oil of your choice
2 teaspoons almond oil or olive oil
Mix together all the ingredients in the bottle and shake thoroughly. Just give it a shake before you use.
Thanks to living traditionally for the recipe.

You Don’t DIY? Straight Coconut Oil Pre-Poo Followed by Dr. Bronner’s is a Great Option

If you don’t feel like making your own, buy Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap and support an incredible company who use their profit to do good in the world. (Not to mention their soap is truly amazing). They have been a lead contributor for pro GMO-labeling campaigns, use fair trade, organic ingredients, free from animal ingredients and are certified free from animal testing. Dr. Bronner’s is also a huge supporter and contributor to grassroots and lobbying efforts to re-commercialize industrial hemp.
Depending on your hair type you may want to rub a little coconut oil into your hair first and then use Dr. Bronner’s to wash it out. Note: We receive absolutely no compensation from Dr. Bronner’s, we just love them.

The List

PRODUCT BRAND NAME COMPANY

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Classic clean shampoo (for all hair types) Prell Ultimark Products Walgreens
Medicated Conditioning Shampoo MG217 Lake Consumer Products Rite Aid
Daily Shampoo American Crew Classic American Crew CVS
Olive Oil Shampoo Organics by Africa’s Best House of Cheatham CVS
Caprice (Acti-Ceramidas Shampoo) Palmolive Colgate-Palmolive Co. FoodMaxx
Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo Straight Arrow Straight Arrow Products FoodMaxx
Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo Ouidad Ouidad Products Sephora
TUI (moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo) Carols Daughter Carols Daughter Products Sephora
Brilliance Shampoo Rusk Rusk CVS
Kid’s Bubble Bath (Bubble Gum Scent) Little Ones/Kmart Kmart Kmart
Clasic Herbal Essence Shampoo (all hair types) Vanart Made by Estilo Y Vanidad, Distributed by Midway Importing Kmart
Therapeutic Anti-Dandruff Shampoo TopCare Neutrogena Corporation Lucky
Cleanse Hydrating Shampoo BIOSILK Farouk Systems Lucky
Maximum Strength Medicated Dandruff Shampoo Equate Walmart Walmart
Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo Organix Vogue International CVS
“Ricitos de Oro” Chamomile Baby Shampoo Grisi  unknown Walgreens
Cabellino Shampoo Chile Con Romero Grandall Grandall Dist. Co Kmart
Dandruff Shampoo Selenium Sulfide Image Essentials Kmart Kmart
Nutress Hair Protein Pack Treatment Shampoo nutresshair nutresshair Glamour Beauty Supply
Treatment Curly Hair Moisturizing Shampoo Keratin and Cupuacu Butter nuNAAT nuNAAT Glamour Beauty Supply
Luxury Care 3 Plus Frizz Control Shampoo Luxury Care Lustrasilk Glamour Beauty Supply
Anti Breakage Neutralizing Shampoo Gel Mega Growth Strength Of Nature Glamour Beauty Supply
Tea Tree Special Shampoo Paul Mitchell John Paul Mitchell Systems Glamour Beauty Supply
Plant Extracts & Moroccan Argan oil Dry, Itchy Scalp Shampoo Controls Dandruff At One With Nature BioCare Lab Glamour Beauty Supply
Gentle Cleansing & Conditioning Shampoo Aromatic Natural Essences pH balanced Calm Cleanse Johnson Products Co. Glamour Beauty Supply
Hair Polisher Shampoo with “Sparkle Lites” Fantasia Fantasia Industries Glamour Beauty Supply
African Essence Neutralizing Shampoo Plus Proteins and Conditioners African Essence Universal Beauty Products Glamour Beauty Supply
VIA Natural Style Moisturizing Shampoo VIA Universal Beauty Products Glamour Beauty Supply
Fair Trade Honey Shampoo Lush Lush Lush
Sunflower & Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo Crème Of Nature Colomer USA Safeway
Medicated Shampoo Slednium Sulfide Dandruff Shampoo up&up Target Target
Salon Shampoo (for Extra-Dry Hair) Parnevu Advantage Research Laboratories Lynas Beauty Depot
Shea Butter Shampoo Sofn’freen’pretty M&M Products Company Lynas Beauty Depot
Conditioning Shampoo Luster’s Pink Brand Luster’s Product Lynas Beauty Depot
Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo Palmer’s E.T. Browne Drug Co. Lynas Beauty Depot
Neutralizing Shampoo (With DL Panthenol) Vitale AFAM Concept Lynas Beauty Depot
Extra Moisturizing Hand Wash Dermasil/Rise International Group LLC Rise International Group 99 Cent Only Stores
Moisturizing Shampoo with Panthenol (Placenta & Vitamin E) La Bella Newhall Laboratories, Inc. 99 Cent Only Stores
Despicable Me Hand Wash (tickled pink rose bonbon) Delon Laboratories Delon Laboratories 99 Cent Only Stores
Tingling Gro Shampoo with Flaking Control Doo Gro Nature’s Protein Sally Beauty Company
KeraCare  Anti-Dandruff Moisturizing Shampoo KeraCare Avalon Industries, Inc. Macy’s
Dandruff Moisturizing Shampoo Folicure Alberto Culver USA Sally Beauty Company
Mixed Berry Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap Simple Pleasures Tri-Cosatal Design Kohl’s
Vanilla Rose Bubble Bath Simple Pleasures Paula Scaletta Licensed to Tri-Coastal Design Kohl’s
berry burst shower gel scentsations by bodysource Made Especially for Kohl’s Department Store Kohl’s
Lemon Handwash  Gift Set Brompton and Langley unlisted Sears
French Lavender Hand and Body Wash Gift Set Amelie’s Garden unlisted Sears
Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo Moroccanoil Moroccanoil Blooming Beauty
Julius Caesar Redreshing Citrus Scent Concentrated Shower Gel Zirch Warrior Collection TPR Holdings LLC Marshalls
I love Vanilla & Ice Cream Bubble Bath and Shower Gel I love… I love cosmetics limited Ross
Coconut Lime Handsoap Pure Passion Biolab International Inc. Ross
Lalaloopsy Cotton Candy Bubble Bath Lalaloopsy Added Extras Ross
Super Minty Soapy Suds Body wash + Bubbling Bath Bliss Bliss Ross
Olive & Shea Mositurizing Shower Wash Vanilla Spice Tree Hut Naterra International Ross
Organic Cleanse Deep Cleansing Shampoo with Oatmeal Protein Design Essentials McBride Research Laboratories JC Penny
Moisturizing Shampoo for all hair types Body Time Body Time Body Time
Lemon Kitchen Hand Soap Trader Joe’s Trader Joe’s Trader Joe’s
All Natural moisturizing Shower Gel Yuzu ShiKai ShiKai Products Andronico’s
2 in1 Shampoo and Conditioner Toys R Us Toys R Us Babies R Us
Body Wash ylang ylang & ginger Pharmaca Pharmaca Pharmaca
avocado oil moisturizing shower gel Australian Organics Kent Cosmetics TJ Maxx
Lemon Balm White Musk Hand Wash D&H Australia Dickens  & Hawthorne Australia TJ Maxx
Eucalyptus Aloe Hand Soap CST CST TJ Maxx
Honey B Crème Handwash Scottish Fine Soaps Scottish Fine Soaps Company TJ Maxx
Enriched wtith Argan oil Restorative Shampoo Beauty Products Mgoador Chic Cosmetic Ind. TJ Maxx
White Nectarine & Pear Cleansing Hand Wash Boutique Grace Cole Co. TJ Maxx
Lavender Conditioning Handwash Brown & Harris England HotHouse Partnerships LTD TJ Maxx
English Rose Moisturizing Hand Wash A & S Asquith & Somerset TJ Maxx
Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser Passionfruit + Green Tea Formula 10.0.6 Aspire Brands Ulta
Triple Action Bath, Shower, & Hair Wash Revitalizing Rosemary Mint c. Booth simple. Natural. Trusted. Freeman Beauty Labs/ pH Beauty Labs Ulta
Advanced Volume Shampoo with Expansion Technology Nick Chavez Perfect Plus Ulta
Bubble Bath Calm One with lemon balm Calm All The Soap & Glory Cosmetics Sephora
Lemon Basil Shea Butter Hand Soap Michel Design Works Michel Design Works Bristol Farms
Philip B. Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo Phillip B. Phillip B Inc. Bloomingdale’s
Lemon Verbena Hand Wash Gel Accessory Zone Accessory Zone Sears
Mango Body Wash Boots The Boots Company Target
Citrus Blush Shower Gel Champneys Boots Retail Target
White Tea and Ginger Neutralizing Shampoo Ampro/Pro Styl/ Neutra Foam Ampro Industries Lucky
Lychee Flower Hand And Body Wash Mor Mor Nordstrom Rack
Zinc Shampoo DHS Person & Covey Inc. hairenvy.com
Bubble Bath Sweet Water RRYSpa RRYSpa burlington coat factory
Skinny Girl Shower Gel Margarita Skinny Girl Lotta Luv burlington coat factory
Peppermint Bubble Bath Elegant Home Design Elegant Home Design burlington coat factory
Apothecary Lemon Verbana Bath and Shower Gel Apothecary International Design Associates burlington coat factory
French Lavender Cleansing Hand Wash Baylis & Harding England Baylis & Harding PLC burlington coat factory
American Crew Classic Daily Shampoo American Crew American Crew Saks Fifth Avenue
Herb Hand Soap Daiso Daiso Industries Daiso
Hair Plump Volumizing Shampoo Big & Bold Fisk Industries Beauty Parlor
Blondes Lemon flower Shampoo ARTEC ARTec Systems Group Beauty Parlor
Rejuvi Shower Cream Rejuvi Rejuvi Laboratory Inc. Dermstore.com
The Revitalizer Body Wash (Cucumber + Grapefruit) Portico Portico Home + Spa Dermstore.com
Colour Protecting Caviar Shampoo Kelly Van Gogh Kelly Van Gogh LLC Dermstore.com
Walnut Body Scrub Banzai Living Inc Banzai Living Inc Ichibankan
Clear Lemon & Mint Body Soap Aroma Resort PMAI Ichibankan
Bath/Shower Gelee with Green Tea and Aloe Dr. Michelle Copeland Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care Dermstore.com
Lavender Shower Gel with cucumber, arnica, and aloe vera elizabeth W san francisco E Wightnan & Co Dermstore.com

Source*

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