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#ChemicalCallout: Siloxanes and Silanes

 

Siloxanes and Silanes graphicWhat Are They?

Siloxanes are synthetically manufactured chemical compounds that serve as building blocks of silicones. Silanes are modified silicon compounds. (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Glycol Compounds (PEGs)

What Are They?

Polyethylene Glycol Compounds image

Polyethylene glycol compounds are widespread in household products from skin care and cosmetics, to baby wipes and cleaners. They are used as thickeners, softeners, moisture-carrying agents, penetration enhancers, and surfactants.

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Tox Talk Tuesdays: April

 
Tox Talk Tuesday graphicEvery first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern, Made Safe executive director Amy Ziff opens up her office on Facebook Live to talk about toxic chemicals, safe solutions and products, and answer questions. Join us on our Facebook page!

This month we’re talking hair care. Tune in for these topics:

Tuesday, 4/4: Surfactants
Learn what surfactants are and why they’re in shampoo. Amy will name specific ones to watch for and talk safe shampoo.

Tuesday, 4/18: Emulsifiers
Most conditioners contain emulsifiers. But are they safe? What role do they play in conditioner? Learn what to watch for and what to opt for instead.

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The Truth About Shampoo & Conditioner

 
Shampoo infographicThis week, we’re bringing you the facts on your beloved hair care products. We use shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. You’d think that such essential products would be simple to make and wouldn’t contain harmful chemicals, right?

Shampoos and conditioners are made with ingredients that are very common, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe to use. (more…)

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