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A cervical rib is an abnormality that's present from birth. It doesn't usually cause problems, but if it presses on nearby nerves and blood vessels, it can cause neck pain, numbness in the arm and other symptoms, which collectively are known as thoracic outlet syndrome.
Ossification (or osteogenesis) in bone remodeling is the process of laying down new bone material by cells called osteoblasts. It is synonymous with bone tissue formation.
This animal study found phenoxyethanol to be a reproductive http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470243/
This study found it to be the cause of contact dermatitis (skin allergen/irritant.) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19804693
This review confirms phenoxyethanol as a reproductive toxin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6351353?ordinalpos=1&itool=PPMCLayout.PPMCAppController.PPMCArticlePage.PPMCPubmedRA&linkpos=4
It's a compound that occurs in many places in our nature from grapes to wine and it's natural properties becomes a subject of chemical synthesis reproduction so it can also be used as preservatives in the cosmetics and skincare products, amongst many other intentions such as the need to smell-nice-with-a-long shelve-life-within-a-low-budget-large-profit kind of scheme. Who knew it is still somewhat controversial with a lot of rather shocking findings. How easy one can go over the 1% as we layer many products on our skin on a daily basis (sunscreens, cleansers, scrubs, toner, etc) with many of these products coming with this preservative ingredient - as well as throughout the many other means of consuming them such as through the various "fake" food we eat, for example, the fake-aromatic bubble teas. These burning questions propel our journey deeper into this a.k.a. paraben ingredient replacement and we shall share our findings on our way. It will be interesting.
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When it comes to your cosmetic products, like the moon, faces you with the good side, and makes one wonder what it is like on the other side and how to consider them properly?
We found perplexing information and it is time to ask Deep Questions as Arne Næss did.
When you see the word "fragrance" in the ingredient list, and the product has this almost wonderful floral aroma, and to many, it smells like roses (which is absolutely not, as the synthetically made ones are tricking your nose with the same tune as the real thing), then it is likely you have this ingredient in your bottle.
Currently, everyone at least agrees on the 1% max before it causes an array of concerning effects which is especially concerning for reproductive matters and maternal phases. While the average found in most products average out at 0.46%, with 25% of the 43 reviewed products (so a very very small sample size) is close to 0.6% Level, and again this is based on a mere sampling, and how is this monitored continuously to the hundreds and thousands of products out there?
With so many "profit-margin" benefits using this as a marketed alternative to "paraben-free", we are sure a good portion of manufacturers of skincare products would push that limit to the maximum, on top of that, it smells fakely good.
And are the synthetic version of the naturally occurring compound safe to use in products labelled as "natural" and "organic"? We found, that the synthetic version uses a chemical process that needs a known carcinogen called 'benzene' and we are currently researching if this makes any difference to the end product (are these solvents fully evaporated?) and in the meantime we love to hear from any experts out there (please email us using the form below).
Alternatively, there is a natural process to mass-produce this ingredient, however, that would cost around $1,000 per kilogram from chemical plant to the cosmetic maker (so their B-B pricing) and we are certain it is not a price range manufacturer loves. And in the rare chance, they do use that version, I am sure their sales would rave about it. Based on chemical sales statistics, the natural version accounts for less than 1% of all the sales of this chemical around the world (see citation below).
It is time to dig deeper. At least for now, we are certain we would recommend AGAINST the use of any product that contains this compound if you are,
1. Allergic to the material
4. Children Three and Under
(Remember, if you use multiple products they do accumulate, so you can go over the 1% very easily.)
The One-Percent Max. Limit (1%) is the maximum safe level as determined by governing authorities (see the list of research links below) that any cosmetic products using Phenethyl Alcohol as a preservative (amongst other "profit" driven factors) should not exceed this 1% otherwise it is observed that it reduces the ossification in the fetus (bone growth defects such as cervical ribs), amongst other unknown, or at least, "unobservable effects". Who knew nicotine was bad for you. Do we have the right to know on behalf of our 'babies'?
And there is a difference between naturally occurring as in fruits versus chemical plant produced sold in barrels and widely used in things as "fragrance" and "stabilizers" and "antimicrobial". After all, it is an alcohol, and the synthetic chemical process to create this chemical, such as benzene (the first one we recognize as known carcinogens) as a solvent to create the end chemical - how sure are we about this?
We are currently investigating such questions as well as the regulation on the 1% in products people use every day, and we will report back to this page as we gather further information.
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We will dig deep per the Deep Ecology spirit, as we ask deeper questions to get the Deep Story out of the way.
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2-Phenylethanol was first discovered as a characteristic aroma compound in roses . Among the essential oils of the rose of Damascus, 2-phenylethanol accounts for more than 60% of its total volatile content . 2-Phenylethanol is popular and loved because of its rose aroma, making 2-phenylethanol the most widely used perfume compound in the perfume and cosmetics industry . In addition, 2-phenethyl alcohol is also widely used as a flavor in the food industry, such as beverages, bread, biscuits, chewing gum, etc. It is estimated that the global market for 2-phenylethanol sales in 1990 was approximately 7000 t · a−1 . At present, 2-phenylethanol is mainly produced by chemical synthesis methods, but because of the application fields of 2-phenylethanol, people tend to use 2-phenylethanol from "natural" sources; andThe price of 2-phenylethanol synthesized from raw materials marked as "natural" is much higher than that of 2-phenylethanol synthesized chemically. The difference lies in the different production methods. In the European and American countries, the spices labeled "natural" must be produced using physical raw materials through physical methods, enzyme-catalyzed methods, and microbial transformation methods . In 2002, the global "natural" 2-phenylethanol market was sold at only 0.5 t, and its price was around US $ 1000 kg−1 [1,7]. This review will detail 2-phenylethanol from its production methods, biosynthesis, physiological effects, and applications.Summary SOURCE: https://image.hanspub.org/Html/698.html