The Top 12 Cancer-Causing Products in The Average Home

Yes, you can spend hours on the Internet searching for products with negative effects on your health, but it’s never enough with the number of potential threats that are available in our house alone.

To make things easier for you, here is a list of the top 12 cancer-causing products you should avoid. Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC), Ralph Nader, and have made a list of the 12 most common products offered on the market. These products are found in almost every home in America, so make sure you read this article carefully.


Cosmetics And Personal Care Products

Talcum powder (Johnson&Johnson. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • TALC, carcinogen; increases the risk for ovarian cancer; irritates the lungs

Cover Girl Replenishing Natural Finish Make Up (Foundation) (Procter & Gamble. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • BHA, Carcinogenic.
  • TALC, Carcinogen; Irritates lungs
  • TRIETHANOLAMINE (TEA), In the reaction with nitrites it forms carcinogenic nitrosamines.
  • LANOLIN, contaminated with DDT and other carcinogenic chemicals (pesticides)
  • PARABENS, Contact dermatitis
  • FRAGRANCE, contains a lot of unlabeled, untested, and toxic substances; contact dermatitis

Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste – (Procter & Gamble. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • FD&C BLUE #1, Carcinogen
  • SACCHARIN, Carcinogen
  • FLUORIDE, potential carcinogen

Alberto VO5 Conditioner (Essence of Neutral Henna)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • FORMALDEHYDE, Carcinogenic; neurotoxin; contact dermatitis and sensitizer.
  • POLYSORBATE 80, often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen
  • FD&C RED #4, Carcinogenic
  • FRAGRANCE, great number of undisclosed ingredients; contact dermatitis.

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy (Permanent Haircolor) (Clairol. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • QUATERNlUM-15, releases formaldehyde; carcinogen; neurotoxin; contact dermatitis and sensitizer.
  • DIETHANOLAMINE (DEA), Carcinogen; In contact with nitrites forms carcinogenic nitrosamine
  • PHENYLENE-DIAMINES, contains carcinogens and other substances that are not thoroughly tested for their cancer-causing properties; contact dermatitis.
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Contact dermatitis
  • FRAGRANCE, different undisclosed ingredients; contact dermatitis

NOTE: Studies have shown that it may be associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other cancer types.

Household Products

Ajax Cleanser (Colgate-Palmolive. Inc.)


Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogenic; irritates eyes, skin and lungs

NOTE: In 1994 Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS) confirmed that silica is carcinogen
(The producers claim to have reduced the level of silica since 1993.)

Zud Heavy Duty Cleanser (Reckitt & Colman. Inc.)


Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogen; irritates eyes, skin and lungs (Material Safety and Data Sheet denied its carcinogenic properties)

Lysol Disinfectant Spray (Reckitt & Colman. Inc.)


Labeled or Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • ORTHOPHENYLPHENOL (OPP): Carcinogen; causes irritation. (Material Safety and Data Sheet denied its cancer-causing properties.)

Zodiac Cat & Dog Flea Collar (Sandoz Agro. Inc).


Labeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • PROPOXUR, Cancer-causing properties; neurotoxin

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