You can avoid harmful chemicals and audit your bathroom cupboard using this list of harmful ingredients:

In moisturizer, makeup and food packaging as a preservative. May cause cancer and interfere with hormone function. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

In hair dyes (mainly dark colors) and used to pave roads and seal roofing, look for P-Phenylenediamine and colors identified as CI followed by 5 digits in other products. Ex. CI7500. Potential to cause cancer and can be contaminated with heavy metals. On hotlist as a caution disclaimer and must be written on dye label.

In moisturizer, make-up, hair products and as a sealant around tub and sinks. May interfere with hormone function and damage liver. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

In creamy and foaming products such as moisturizer and shampoo.  Can react to form cancer-causing nitrosamines. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

Found in finger nail polish, plastic toys and building materials. Toxic to human reproduction and may interfere with hormone function. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

Widely used in hair products, moisturizers, vinyl flooring, wrinkle free shirts and carpets etc. Formaldehyde causes cancer according to the US Department of Health.

Widely used in makeup and moisturizers to prevent bacterial growth. May interfere with hormone function and is associated with breast cancer.

Widely used even in some products marked as unscented. Mixture of chemicals that can trigger allergies and asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. Some harmful to fish and other wildlife.

Widely used in conditioners, moisturizers, deodorants and some pharmaceuticasl etc. Can be contaminated with 1, 4 dioxane which may cause cancer.

In hair products, lip balm, lipstick and skin care products. By product of the petroleum industry. Can be contaminated with cancer causing impurities.

In products that foam such as shampoo, toothpaste and bubble bath. SLES can be contaminated with 1, 4 Dioxane. SLS may cause liver damage. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.

In “Anti-Bacterial” products such as toothpaste, soaps, hand sanitizers. May interfere with hormone function and contribute to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.