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Research Highlights Affect of Airborne Allergens

June 8, 2006

Call to Elimnate Harsh Chemicals from Products Affecting Children’s Skin Barrier

New Research Highlights Affect of Airborne Allergens.

Researchers at the University of Dundee UK have recently discovered that airborne allergens such as pollens can cause allergic reactions in skin which has been compromised through the removal of the skins’ protective fatty acid mantle.

The latest edition of The New Scientist confirmed the importance of a well functioning skin barrier to prevent allergic skin disorders later in life.

"These results confirm that it is vitally important children’s skin is not exposed to harsh synthetic chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate which may lead to an overactive immune system and serious skin problems later in life,” said Malcolm Rands from Ecostore NZ.

“Our research shows that it is imperative that children's delicate skin is protected from the outset as young babies produce only a small amount of protective sebum,”

Harsh synthetic chemicals can strip away the skins natural fatty acid layer leaving the skin open to potential allergens.

“For over ten years we have been researching and developing products which are natural to the skin and enhance and protect the skins natural protective layers,” continued Mr Rands

"We want these most recent research findings to encourage other manufacturers to remove potentially dangerous chemicals from mainstream cleaning, cosmetic and personal care products"

ENDS

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/Products/Toxics/index.cfm
http://www.chemicalbodyburden.org/
http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/?key=nosign

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