Gwyneth Paltrow – is she right?


The actress, Gwyneth Paltrow has said on her website that she believes that using shampoo could lead to cancer, after reading research about what she calls the ‘environmental toxins’ allegedly found in these products. The Daily Mail decided to ask a panel of experts for their opinion on the subject. 

According to Cancer Research UK, there is no evidence to support Paltrow’s claim. Its director of cancer information, Dr Lesley Walker, says: ‘There has been little change in the number of childhood cancers detected during the past ten years. There are a lot of scare stories around environmental carcinogens but scant evidence to back them up.’

The problem, says toxicologist Elizabeth Salter-Green, director of CHEM Trust, is that while individual chemicals may be safe, what isn’t known is their collective potential effect. ‘It is this cocktail effect that we need to be concerned about,’ she adds.

Read the Daily Mail article here

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