Experts have recently announced that using fake tan could put women at risk of fertility problems. They have also said that fake tan could cause birth defects in newborns.
- Ammonium Laureth: Irritant
- Aspartame: Linked to cancer but ruled safe
- Benzophenone-3: Hormone disruptor
- CocamideDEA: Can cause dermatitis and linked to miscarriages
- Sodium Laureth: Irritant
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate: Can release nitrosamines, which are linked to cancer
- Dihydroxyacetone: Can cause cell damage
Health risks are also to be applied to asthma sufferers, and people with lung problems.
have been rung. alarmsNo studies or tests have as yet taken place on humans to find out what exactly the health risks are. It is because of research done by field experts in the US that
The Dean of the Public School of Health at Washington University, Dr Lynn Goldman, has said, "What we're concerned about is not so much that reaction that creates the tanning, but reactions that may occur deeper down with living cells that might then change DNA, causing mutation, and what the possible impacts of that might be".
The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association have assured people that all fake tanning products meet strict EU laws before going on sale in stores.
The revenue brought in by tanning products in 2010 was over £100million in Britain alone.
- Would this make you stop using fake tan?
- Did you ever actually know what was in fake tan?
- Do you think this is all nonsense?
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