Buyer Beware! A newly released study commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA)—a nationwide network of more than 500,000 organic consumers, and overseen by environmental health consumer advocate David Steinman (author of The Safe Shopper’s Bible, revealed the presence of the undisclosed carcinogenic contaminant 1,4-Dioxane in leading shampoos, body washes, lotions and other personal care and household cleaning products claiming to be “natural” or “organic”. Laboratory tests showed that products certified under the USDA National Organic Program did not contain this toxin. All leading self-proclaimed “organic” brands have at least a few individual “certified organic” ingredients, but for most of these top-selling brands, the product, as a whole, is not USDA organic certified, thereby allowing the presence of synthetic toxins.
Brands Found not to Contain 1,4-Dioxane All USDA Certified brands tested in this study were 1,4-Dioxane-free, including:
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