DEA (diethanolamine) / MEA (monoethanolamine) / TEA (triethanolamine)

DEA and MEA are usually listed on the ingredient label in conjunction with the compound being neutralized.  Thus look for names like Cocamide DEA or MEA, Lauramide DEA, etc.  These are hormone disrupting chemicals and are known to form cancer causing nitrates and nitrosamines.  These are commonly found in most personal care products that foam, including bubble baths, body washes, shampoos, soaps and facial cleansers.  On the show, CBS This Morning, Roberta Baskin revealed that a recent government report showed DEA and MEA are readily absorbed in the skin.  Dr. Samuel Epstein, Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois said, “repeated skin applications of DEA-based detergents resulted in a major increase in the incidence of two cancers – liver and kidney cancers.”  John Bailey, who oversees the cosmetic division for the FDA said the new study is especially important since “the risk equation changes significantly for children.”

DEA and MEA are usually listed on the ingredient label in conjunction with the compound being neutralized.  Thus look for names like Cocamide DEA or MEA, Lauramide DEA, etc.  These are hormone disrupting chemicals and are known to form cancer causing nitrates and nitrosamines.  These are commonly found in most personal care products that foam, including bubble baths, body washes, shampoos, soaps and facial cleansers.  On the show, CBS This Morning, Roberta Baskin revealed that a recent government report showed DEA and MEA are readily absorbed in the skin.  Dr. Samuel Epstein, Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois said, “repeated skin applications of DEA-based detergents resulted in a major increase in the incidence of two cancers – liver and kidney cancers.”  John Bailey, who oversees the cosmetic division for the FDA said the new study is especially important since “the risk equation changes significantly for children.”
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