We Don’t Know: What are we putting on our bodies?

We are constantly hearing new reports on what we should and shouldn’t put in our bodies. There’s always something new (read: dangerous) on our food labels. From pink slime to carcinogens, the laundry list of unpronounceable ingredients goes on and on, but what about the stuff we put on our body?

Read the back of a shampoo bottle (along with other products) and you’ll find sulfates, parabens, even formaldehyde—yeah, the stuff morticians use to embalm dead folk—which all may or may not hurt us. Not to mention lead and arsenic which definitely hurts us. Are we effectively poisoning ourselves in the name of beauty or are the results worth the potential risk?

Photo by Sara Slattery

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