Ladies and Gentlemen...Is Looking Good Now Causing You to Become Diabetic?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-07-20 09:10:09 -0500
Started 2012-07-18 20:31:38 -0500

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston said they found a link between phthalates – a class of chemicals found in products such as nail polish, soaps, perfumes, hair and tanning sprays – and the metabolic disease.

According to the study, women who had the highest levels of the chemicals mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate had almost twice the risk of diabetes compared to women with the lowest levels of those chemicals. Women with levels slightly higher than the median of the chemical mono-(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate had approximately a 60 percent increased risk of diabetes.

And women with just moderately high levels of the chemicals mono-n-butyl phthalate and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate had approximately a 70 percent increased risk of diabetes.


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locarbarbie 2012-07-20 09:10:09 -0500 Report

Excellent article…there are so many harmful added chemicals in so much of what we use. This is why I will not buy most things over the counter any more. I make most of my own products such as deodorant, shampoo, wipes, lip balm, bath salts and scrubs, etc. I have not yet moved into making my own makeup, but that is next. I have stopped wearing makeup for the most part and I could use a bit of enhancemnt, lol!

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