Friday, March 28, 2008

Dangerous "organic" products

As reported in the last issue of Organic Bytes, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found carcinogens in various products misleadingly labeled as "organic" and "natural". Several brand name "natural manufacturers" like Jason’s, Nature's Gate, and Kiss My Face, among others, labelled their products as “organic,” despite the fact that a number of their products tested positive for the cancer-causing synthetic ingredient 1,4-Dioxane, including . The OCA is demanding that these companies reformulate their products to remove petrochemicals and 1,4 -Dioxane or else remove "organic" label claims from their packaging. Offending

To avoid tainted products, OCA recommends that consumers look for the “USDA Organic” seal on body care products and cosmetics. If you don't see the seal, it may not be truly organic.

To see a list of body care and home cleaning products tainted with 1,4-Dioxane, as well as a consumer guide for finding safe personal care products, go here:

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