Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Shampoos

February 16, 2015


You may have thought that the worst thing that your shampoo could do to you is to burn your eyes, but it can turn out to be more deadly than that. 

 

The Center for Environmental Health performed a study a study on shampoos and soaps and found that 98 different brands included a carcinogen known as cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA). Cocamide DEA is a chemically modified form of coconut oil that's used as a thickener or foaming agent in shampoo. However, the state of California has outlawed its use, because of its carcinogenic effect to humans. Famous brands included Prell, Paul Mitchell, and Colgate Palmolive shampoos. ALso include in the list are products marketed to children, and even one which falsely claims to be organic; Organic by Afric's Best. The next time you're shopping for hair shampoo, be sure to make sure you have read the ingredients. Find a shampoo safe for you and your family.

 

Until things are resolved, it seems like getting shampoo in your eyes is your least concern. Here's a list of the brands with cocamide DEA:

 

 

Classic clean shampoo (for all hair types)

Prell

Ultimark Products

Walgreens

 

Medicated Conditioning Shampoo

MG217

Lake Consumer Products

Rite Aid

 

Daily Shampoo

American Crew Classic

American Crew

Kmart

 

Olive Oil Shampoo

Organics by Africa’s Best

House of Cheatham

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Caprice (Acti-Ceramidas Shampoo)

Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

FoodMaxx

 

Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo

Straight Arrow

Straight Arrow Products

FoodMaxx

 

Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo

Ouidad

Ouidad Products

Sephora

 

TUI (moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo)

Carols Daughter

Carols Daughter Products

Sephora

 

Brilliance Shampoo

Rusk

Rusk

Kmart

 

Kid’s Bubble Bath (Bubble Gum Scent)

Little Ones/Kmart

Kmart

Kmart

 

Clasic Herbal Essence Shampoo (all hair types)

Vanart

Made by Estilo Y Vanidad, Distributed by Midway Importing

Kmart

 

Therapeutic Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

TopCare

Topco Associates, LLC

Lucky

 

Cleanse Hydrating Shampoo

BIOSILK

Farouk Systems

Lucky

 

Maximum Strength Medicated Dandruff Shampoo

Equate

Walmart

Walmart

 

Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo

Organix

Vogue International

Walgreens

 

“Ricitos de Oro” Chamomile Baby Shampoo

Grisi

unknown

Walgreens

 

Cabellino Shampoo Chile Con Romero

Grandall

Grandall Dist. Co

Kmart

 

Dandruff Shampoo Selenium Sulfide

Image Essentials

Kmart

Kmart

 

Nutress Hair Protein Pack Treatment Shampoo

nutresshair

Gabel’s Cosmetics, Inc.

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Treatment Curly Hair Moisturizing Shampoo Keratin and Cupuacu Butter

nuNAAT

nuNAAT

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Luxury Care 3 Plus Frizz Control Shampoo

Luxury Care

Inspired Beauty Brands, Inc.

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Anti Breakage Neutralizing Shampoo Gel

Mega Growth

Strength Of Nature

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Paul Mitchell

John Paul Mitchell Systems

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Plant Extracts & Moroccan Argan oil Dry, Itchy Scalp Shampoo Controls Dandruff

At One With Nature

BioCare Lab

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Johnson Products Co.

Glamour Beauty Supply

 

Hair Polisher Shampoo with “Sparkle Lites”

Fantasia