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Bisphenol A (BPA/bpa)- Source, Side effect and Avoidance measures
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Bisphenol A (BPA/bpa)- Source, Side effect and Avoidance measures

“Doctor, Should I avoid BPA?”Let me ask, “Can you avoid BPA?” Are safer alternatives like steel or glass not affordable? Then what is the confusion! The use of plastic containers in the household should be seriously reconsidered especially during pregnancy and childhood to ensure the normal brain and reproductive development of your child. To know how BPA damages your health…

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Triethanolamine, Di or Monoethonalamine- Source And Side Effects

Triethanolamine(TEA), Diethonlamine(DEA) and Monoethonalamine(MEA) are a group of related compounds that are widely used in skin care products and cosmetics. These ingredients are used as industrial chemical as well. Triethanolamine, Diethonlamine and Monoethonalamine are linked to liver cancer, skin irritation and aquatic toxicity. In this article, I have compiled the conclusions of various studies from Pubmed on MEA, DEA or TEA and its effect . I have deliberately…

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Phthalates- Source, Side Effects And Avoidance Measures

Phthalates is the name given to a group of compounds that has numerous side effects and should be avoided strictly by everyone. This article provides scientifically researched details (by searching journals) about sources, side effects and avoidance measures for Phthalates. What are Phthalates? Phthalates are group of chemicals found in: Personal care products especially perfumed skincare products, nail cosmetics, perfumes and…

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Popular Fairness Cream In India Contains Mercury

Mercury is linked to nervous system toxicity, as well as reproductive, immune and respiratory toxicity. Mercury is found in thimerosal, which is a mercury-based preservative, and it is readily absorbed by the skin. However, you might not find mercury or thimerosal on the ingredient list of your favourite cream. A study conducted by a reputed NGO released a list of fairness…

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Formaldehyde- Source, Uses, Side Effects & Avoidance Measure
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Formaldehyde- Source, Uses, Side Effects & Avoidance Measure

Formaldehyde is used widely as a cross-linking agent, preservative and disinfectant; most popular use being the preservation of dead body in mortuaries. It has been linked to cancers in occupational workers under high degree of exposure through inhalation. However, it might cause allergy and irritation when used in cosmetics. Some concerns have been raised over its ability to interrupt DNA repair. What are the common sources of…

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Parabens: Are they really harmful?
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Parabens: Are they really harmful?

Doctor, Are Parabens really harmful? Our research does reveal health concerns that can not be totally ignored. However, there is no conclusive evidence to prove them. So, Should you go Parabens-free? Yes you should. However, few companies use more dangerous formaldehyde based preservatives under the label of “paraben-free”. Many safe preservatives are now available in the market. We recommend our…

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Sodium lauryl sulfate- should you go SLS free?
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Sodium lauryl sulfate- should you go SLS free?

Sodium lauryl sulphates (SLS) is a surfactant or in simple language a detergent that imparts cleansing properties to face wash or shampoo. Though, most of the serious health concerns associated with SLS are not evidence based, we still recommend you to go for SLS-free products. To know why, read further! SLS is a skin irritant, meaning if used on skin above…

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Betnovate- A steroid cream that ruins your skin forever
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Betnovate- A steroid cream that ruins your skin forever

Doctor what is active ingredients in betnovate? What is side effects and benefits? How to stop Betnovate? Betnovate is a cream that is available under following name- Betnovate N, Betnovate C, Betnovate GM and Betnovate cream. Betnovate cream is used as general purpose cream to cure skin problems like cuts, rashes, allergies, skin lightening, etc. Most people think it is…

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Do not let your skin & hair issues linger

Consult Dr Surbhi

Dr Surbhi, MD has many accolades to her credit including University topper and triple gold medal during her medical graduation. Her passion is to treat skin problems with lifestyle changes, medicines and minimum procedures.

Do not let your skin & hair issues linger

Consult Dr Surbhi

Dr Surbhi, MD has many accolades to her credit including University topper and triple Gold medal during her Medical graduation. Her passion is to treat skin problems with lifestyle changes, medicines and minimum procedures.