Nanotechnology in the News

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Posted on 15th May 2008 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

Two articles on nanotechnology have been added to the articles page in the member area.

  • Nanoparticles scrutinized for health effects
  • It’s difficult to spot retail nanotechnology

They address the broad use of nanotechnology in consumer products, not just cosmetics and personal care products. Nanotech ingredients are widely used in consumer products, without being labeled.

I have suspected for some time that nano ingredients are being used in many of the mainstream anti-aging products on the market. Most manufacturers are not publicizing the fact that they are using nanotechnology in their products.

If you’ve ever wondered what ingredients are providing the antimicrobial activity advertised in products like teddy bears, socks and shoe linings, there’s a good chance that it’s nanotech silver.

Read the articles and find out more. 

Grapefruit Seed Extract Safety Revisited

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Posted on 14th May 2008 by Dr. Farlow in |Ingredients |Updates

An article by Jon Barron about grapefruit extract safety has been posted on the articles page in the member area. He explains why he still considers it safe and effective.

I consider Jon to be knowledgeable and credible. However, due to the controversy around GSE, I am neither going to agree or disagree with him. I am keeping it in the controversial category and still do not recommend products containing GSE unless the company can provide me with a report from an independent lab establishing that the GSE used in the product is free of toxic chemicals and has antimicrobial activity due to the GSE itself.

This article is being added for your information, so you can make your own personal decision about whether you believe it’s safe and whether or not you want to use products containing GSE. 

List of products containing nanotech ingredients

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Posted on 6th November 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

This list covers all products. It is not specifically for cosmetics and personal care ingredients. It’s a very long list. You’ll be surprised at some of the things containing nanotech ingredients. View it on the Updates page in the member area.

Company Update

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Posted on 5th October 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

Some DyingToLookGood.com visitors have had problems receiving their orders from Lone Star Naturals, a company I no longer recommend because of their lack of customer service. Read more…

Product Question

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Posted on 5th October 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

I received a question about the healthfulness of the Alba Botanica product line recently. Read my response.

Ingredients Update

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Posted on 8th June 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Ingredients |Updates

The safety ratings of the following ingredients have been updated on the Ingredients Update page in the member area of DyingToLookGood.com:

Dimethyl lauramine 
Dimethyl stearamine
Dioxybenzone
Diphenylketone
Disodium EDTA
Disodium EDTA-copper
Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate
Disodium oleamido PEG
Dyes

You may want to check these changes and update the safety rating in your copy of Dying To Look Good.

New Article Posted to DyingToLookGood.com

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Posted on 4th May 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

The International Agency for Research on Cancer updated its rating on titanium dioxide from a Group 3 to a Group 2B after the current edition of Dying To Look Good was printed. I have posted the entire summary on the Articles page in the member’s area of DyingToLookGood.com.

Update

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Posted on 20th April 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

An update on micronized vs. nanotechnology has been posted to the Updates page in the member area.

New Articles Posted to DyingToLookGood.com

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Posted on 2nd April 2007 by Dr. Farlow in |Updates

Three new articles have been posted to the articles page in the member area:

  • “Synthetic Chemicals in Food, Personal Care Products Found to Influence Obesity” 
  • “Ask EWG: Lead in lipstick?”
  • “Students surprised to learn about products’ short shelf lives”
     

Ingredients Update

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Posted on 21st November 2006 by Dr. Farlow in |Ingredients |Updates

Revised safety ratings have been added to the ingredients update page. These ingredients all start with the letter “D.”

Make sure you make these changes in your copy of Dying To Look Good.