Monday, June 21, 2010

CNN Health Names "5 toxics that are everywhere"

In the May 31, 2010 CNN Health article written by David S. Martin, "5 toxics that are everywhere: Protect yourself," some of the most commonly found toxins were outlined, along with their effects on the human body. The toxins addressed are:

BPA - Bisphenol A
PBDEs - Polybrominatedd diphenyl ethers

The first two toxins, BPA & phthalates, are commonly found in skincare products on store shelves and in your homes. In January, 2010, the FDA declared “some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.”

According to the CNN article, "Phthalates are considered endocrine disrupters," and may lead to a number of developmental issues.

It is important for you to know about these toxic agents and the effects that they may have on your body. At South of France, our Spa Naturals line is already free of toxins such as BPA and phthalates and we are currently redesigning our body care line so that it will be 100% BPA- and phthalate- free as well. This new line of product should be availabe August 2010. The worry of whether or not you are contaminating your body should not be an issue when you are simply trying to take care of your skin.

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1 comment:

  1. When this post was first published, there was the suggestion that all of the products under South of France are currently 100% BPA- and phthalate- free. At this time, our spa products are indeed 100% BPA- and phthalate- free; however, our body care line is in the process of redevelopment and the new 100% BPA- and phthalate- free line should be introducted around August 2010.

    The post above has already been corrected. This notification is for those who may have read it when it was first posted.