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Watch out for harmful chemicals in cosmetics

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 20:21

Wonder what makes your skin itchy or turn red after you apply your favourite personal care product like cream and sunscreen? An expert says chemicals like paraben and phthalates present in the products are capable of damaging skin.

Personal care products may be hazardous for babies

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 17:46

A new study has revealed that through personal care products (PCPs) such as lotions and shampoos, infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens.

Vinyl floorings may cause developmental problems in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 22:15

Large areas of vinyl flooring in daycares and schools seems to expose kids to a group of compounds called phthalates that have been linked to reproductive and developmental problems, according to scientists.

Cosmetics and plastics can double risk of type-2 diabetes

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:18

Phthalates found in cosmetics and plastics can increase the risk of developing diabetes among seniors, researchers say.

Exposure to bodycare products linked to childhood obesity

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 11:38

Exposure to a class of chemicals known as phthalates could be triggering obesity in young children.

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