Choosing personal care products with fewer ingredients may reduce risks from harmful chemicals

first_img Read Full Story Some chemical ingredients in makeup, skin, and hair care products may cause health risks such as allergic reactions, hair loss, asthma, and cancer. But determining which chemicals are dangerous among the many consumers are exposed to in their daily personal care product use—an average of 168 for women and 85 for men—is a daunting task for researchers and the public. The industry is largely self-regulated, which means that ingredients may be left off labels and adverse events go unreported.“Too much of the burden is on the public, and it’s unfair to expect the average person to have the time and scientific background to stay on top of this,” Russ Hauser, Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology and chair, Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in an article in Prevention, published online Dec. 19, 2017.Research by Hauser and others suggests that chemicals known as parabens and phthalates, used in lotions, nail polishes, and other products, disrupt the hormonal system and may cause reproductive and other health problems. Daniel Cramer, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, also interviewed in the article, has identified a potential link between the use of talc and ovarian cancer risk.Finding definitive evidence on the risks from chemicals is difficult because data comes from observational studies. Hauser said that risk may be different for everyone. “It depends on the chemical and the number of products you use.”Recommendations in the article include using a minimum of personal care products, and choosing simpler products with fewer ingredients.Read Prevention article: Are Your Beauty Products Toxic? Here’s Everything You Need to KnowLearn moreExposure to phthalates may raise risk of pregnancy loss, gestational diabetes (Harvard Chan School news)Harmful, untested chemicals rife in personal care products (Harvard Chan School news)last_img read more

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Racing action in Thurles.

first_imgThe Willie Mullins-trained “Sir Des Champs” finally returns to action in the feature race, the Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang Horse & Country Store Chase, which is a Listed contest worth €26,000 in prize-money.But Bryan Cooper’s mount will face stiff competition from the Gordon Elliott-trained “Mala Beach”last_img

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Ajit Agarkar, Venkatesh Prasad, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan among appliants for National Selector post

first_imgAdvertisement 6mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa8wdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7dj5p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 35f4v8Would you ever consider trying this?😱64Can your students do this? 🌚pekRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Friday, former Indian speedster Ajit Agarkar, confirmed that he has joined the race for the national selector’s job and according to multiple reports, the erstwhile pacer is currently the front-runner for the chairman’s post. Meanwhile Venkatesh Prasad, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan have also applied for the senior selector’s post.Advertisement After national selector MSK Prasad’s tenure ended this week, the BCCI set January 24 as the last-date of application for the vacant position. But with 26 Tests, 191 ODIs and 3 T20 Internationals under his belt while picking 349 wickets across all formats, it appears that the 42-year-old Mumbaikar is definitely one of the favourites to land the job.Advertisement Agarkar, who has seen his fair share of success with the ‘Men in Blues’, remains India’s third highest wicket-taker in ODIs (behind Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath) with 288 wickets. He was the quickest Indian to reach 50 wickets in white-ball cricket, taking only 23 games to achieve the feat. Agarkar also holds the record for the fastest half-century by an Indian in ODIs (50 in 21 balls), and also for scoring 5 consecutive ducks (including two pairs) in tests against Australia. However, for the latter ‘rare feat’, Agarkar earned himself the nickname “Bombay Duck”.“Ajit entering the fray is an interesting development. He is someone who would have put in a lot of thought before applying. If anyone thought that Siva’s nomination as a chairman of selectors is a given, will now think again. It will be every interesting to see who all are short-listed,” a BCCI official stated.Advertisement Here’s a list of some high-profile candidates who have applied:Ajit Agarkar (Mumbai)Venkatesh Prasad (Karnataka)Chetan Sharma (Haryana)Nayan Mongia (Baroda)Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (Tamil Nadu)Rajesh Chauhan (Madhya Pradesh)Amey Khurasiya (Madhya Pradesh)Gyanendra Pandey (Uttar Pradesh)Pritam Gandhe (Vidarbha) You may also like:David Warner tells why India lost to Australia in the ODI series Advertisementlast_img read more

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