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beware of benzalkonium chloride; read your labels

I’ve read a lot about this so called “natural” product called: Benzalkonium Chloride aka BAC, and it seems we need to be hyper vigilant when reading labels. This chemical is not “natural” by any means.
Being frugal or smart with money also includes just being “smart”; using your head and actually reading about what you are buying (i.e. LABELS!)

I always read the labels (my honey HATES it, cuz I take too long in the grocery store), but , ‘hey’, I’m concerned about what the ingredients are in the things I’m using (or eating, or cleaning with). It’s important to me to be as eco-friendly as possible as well as frugal.

Every day there seem to be a few more cleaning and personal care products containing Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC) and closely related chemicals. In response to recent concerns about children ingesting alcohol based hand sanitizers a number of companies have been aggressively promoting hand sanitizers containing Benzalkonium Chloride as an alternative. Several have gone as far as marketing this synthetic biocide as “Natural.”

This is a deeply disturbing trend and reflects either a callous indifference or lack of awareness to the growing body of evidence that long term exposure to BAC and related chemicals is associated with significant health risks. These include asthma, chronic dermatitis and other immune system disorders. I urge everyone to consider very carefully before you decide to bring products containing Benzalkonium Chloride into your home.

It’s anything but natural. Read more about this harmful chemical here:

Read Your Labels! ( Benzalkonium Chloride )

I even make my own hand sanitizer (non drying of course)…..

Here’s my article on how to make your own for much cheaper in the long run:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4772610_own-nondrying-antibacterial-hand-sanitizer.html

please be aware of all the ingredients you use for yourself and your family.

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About Candice Collins

I love helping people heal themselves. Whether that's through body, mind, or spirit, we all need a helping hand sometimes. I'm also owner/formulator of Yellowstar Essentials custom natural beauty- home -and health products, also a database builder of a telcom auditing business, a freelance writer, an Aromatherapy enthusiast, and a part-time waitress. I just love life and way too many things to list them all here.

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