What is DMDM hydantoin.?
It is one of the most irritating and allergenic preservatives used in shampoos and cosmetics. We can also find this chemical in adhesives, color photography, copy paper, cutting oils, floor waxes, herbicides, inks, latex paints and polymers.ffff It works by releasing formaldehyde into the product which prevent molds, mildews, and bacterial spoilage . You see? It has no beneficial effect to the consumers but merely serve as spoilage deterrent so the product can be usable up to the longest possible time. Another formaldehyde releasing preservatives are imidazolidinyl urea. 1,2-dimethylol-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin, 1,3-bis (hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-imidazolidinedione, Dantoin DMDMH, Dimethyloldimethyl hydantoin, DMDMH, Glydant, Glydant Plus (95:5 mixture of DMDM hydantoin and Ido propynyl butyl carbamate), Mackgard DM and Nipaguard DMDMH. These are found in cosmetics, and skin care products. Examples of cosmetic products and toiletries are lotions, creams, moisturizers, emollients, foundations, powders, concealers, bronzers, self-tanners, makeup removers, sunscreens, eye shadows, and mascaras. It is also found in liquid soaps, hair conditioners, gels, bubble baths, baby wipes, and over-the-counter and prescription topical medicines. Other sources of exposure include detergents dishwashing liquids, and cleaning agents.
So you really want to know that SUNSILK isn’t the only shampoo/product that contains formalin? Here’s the list: Vaseline, Ivory, Dove, Head & Shoulder, Olay, Jergens, Florica & Botanica, Noxzema, , Suave, Flower & Rosemary, Freesia Lever, Village Natural, Pantene Pro, Pert Plus, Selsun Blue, St. Ives, Clairol, Dial, Prograine, Ponds, Imina, Safeguard, Aussie, New Finesse, Vidal Sassoon, Old Spice, Clearasil, Caress, Zest, Aveeno Diaper Rush Cream, Softsoap, Fresh Picked Raspberry, Aquarium, Aloe Vera, Balsam & Protein, Paul Mitchell, Nivea, Pert Plus, Johnson’s Diaper, Infusium 23 Hair, Neutrogena, Elmer’s Glue, Gerber Baby Wash, and many more (just find out yourself ) . Always check the product’s label and literature if they contain these chemicals or poison the whole family! Shampoo is said to be "one of the most toxic, persistent, bioaccumulative pesticides ever registered!".Cosmetics have their ugly secrets! As part of modern living, we create a wide variety of chemical toxins that go into our body system, through rivers and streams, the air, the soil and so on. Not only that, we actually synthesize toxic chemicals and then inject them directly into the food supply -- knowing full well that they are poisonous and are major contributors to the epidemic rates of chronic disease we are experiencing today. As human beings, we're the only species stupid enough to actually poison ourselves!