FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

 

Chemicals In Shampoo May Pose Health Risk.

India has become a dumping ground for the products which are banned in Europe and the USA, whether it is FMCG products or popular drugs. One such thing is shampoo with harmful chemical ingredients, some of the popular shampoo brands available in Indian market contain ingredients dangerous for our health. Ingredients found in these shampoo brands may pose a threat to our health. Research has shown that various chemicals lurking inside popular shampoo brands may induce serious health risks, like memory loss, eye and skin irritation, hair follicle damage that can lead to hair loss, and even cancer. Some of the main ingredients of these popular shampoo brands are

  1. Propylene glycol is the main ingredient of shampoo. It can cause allergic reactions.
  2. Sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate are common causes of eye irritation as well as cancer. They can also damage hair follicles. When absorbed into the body from continuous contact, they can bring on asthma attacks.
  3. Synthetic fragrances contain hundreds of chemicals, some of which have been known to cause headaches, dizziness, rash, hyperpigmentation, coughing and vomiting.
  4. Diethanolamine (DEA) is readily absorbed through the skin and can also be toxic to the brain.
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