Toxic Chemicals from Shampoo, Soap may Be Seeping into Drinking Water

by Medindia Content Team on  December 17, 2007 at 8:03 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Toxic Chemicals from Shampoo, Soap may Be Seeping into Drinking Water
They may leave you feeling clean and refreshed, but it seems that all that chemicals in body wash, shampoo and soap you use may be seeping into your drinking water.

The caution has come after a report revealed that chemicals from consumer products such as shampoos, perfumes and drugs could be breaking down and recombining into a harmful cocktail in water supplies.

The report by the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) revealed that synthetic chemicals from these consumer products and other healthcare products that are washed down the drain are sneaking through the filters at water purification plants.

The list includes phthalates, a family of some 120 chemicals linked to reproductive problems in men and wildlife, and parabens, a preservative with a suspected link to breast cancer.

Jeff Hardy from the RSC said that although concentrations of such chemicals in water are probably too less to be harmful, the effects of their breakdown products are poorly understood.

"We do not know if the breakdown products affect the health of people," New Scientist quoted him, as saying. 

He added that the cocktail effect might also make these chemicals more harmful.

Source: ANI

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excellent To avoid water contamination and also other body glow/wrinkle problems In INDIA since charak (an Aayurvedic Acarya and Writer of Charak samhita) advised to use Bath powder made out of herbs and food grains which contents are not harmfull to ecology and that sediments are usefull food suppliments to fish and other aquatic organisams in the water. Particularly these bathpowders also helpfull in incresing skin glow and also nourishs the skin thou help full in reduced usage of chemical based body and face creams which damages face and skin in long run and leads to toxic Botox use to cover wrinkles on face.centuries long bath powder used in india before the soap invented history also proves that excellent beauty of Indians of those times in the shape of AJANTA, ELLORA CAVES whish are contains lots of sotne carvings of beautyfull women of those times.
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