Many chemicals today are known or suspected to be linked to cancer, early puberty, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, autism, and other serious health issues. "As we look at protecting children's health, we need to look not just at nutrition, diet, and physical activity, but also exposure to chemicals. Many parents are exhausted by trying to keep up with what to avoid and what to do. Your family doesn't have to live like hermits to minimize your child's exposure to chemical dangers; there are simple ways to reduce contact.
Also called “liquid petroleum,” “paraffin oil,” and “white mineral oil,” mineral oil has long been used in a number of industries, including biomedicine, veterinary medicine, mechanical, electrical, and industrial. Nowhere is its use more debated, however, than in the cosmetics industry.
Mineral oil was a popular moisturizer in skin and hair products. People have relied on it for decades, and things like baby oil and Vaseline are old favourite applications. But lately, this ingredient has gotten a lot of bad press. What’s the problem?