Environmental Defence is examining toxins in mens personal care products. So guys - listen up!
Women’s skin care products and cosmetics have been getting a lot of attention these days, for containing potentially harmful ingredients. Now the Environmental Defence is turning the tables by examining toxins in men’s personal care products. So guys—listen up!
While men may not use as many skin, body, and hair care products as women, this doesn’t mean they’re dodging sketchy ingredients and potential carcinogens. The Canadian environmental action organization Environmental Defence investigated the skin care products used by five men across the country. A total of 17 products were analyzed, including the staples: shampoo, deodorants, shaving creme, and aftershave.
The Environmental Defence found that of the 17 products:
Often, the long-term implications of using these products are unknown, as are the effects of combining them.
Choose your products wisely
Take a stand
View the Environmental Defence’s full report online, and while you’re at it, sign the Environmental Defence’s petition “Tell Canada to Take Toxic Ingredients Out of Body Care Products.”
Men’s health across the life course
Theodore D. Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol