I'm posting from my phone so I can't add a link, but I recently read somewhere that one of the ingredients is banned in Canadafor use in cosmetics because it was shown to cause cancer.
Should I be concerned or is this more of a Californa "everything causes cancer" hysteria?
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I used it on one of my goats this spring. I don't think I have cancer
My Grandfather used it on his hands. He's dead. He died at over 101. Not from cancer.
google search FTW:
Bag Balm's manufacturer includes 8-hydroxyquinoline sulfate at a 0.3 percent concentration. In Bag Balm, it works as an antiseptic, according to the National Cancer Institute, helping to kill bacteria. It also acts as a stabilizer to help Bag Balm keep its consistency. The Environmental Working Group's cosmetic database ranks the chemical as a 5 on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being safe and 10 being hazardous to your health. According to the group, it may contribute to cancer risks and has unknown effects on the skin when left on for extended periods of time.
not really worried about it. have family members that have used it for years on livestock as well as on themselves and none have died or even had cancer.
Shania Twain: When I've been flying a lot and my skin is really dry, I'll rub it over my face and on my hair and leave it there all day,
she just made bag balm sound even dirtier than it already does. i will refrain from all the "dirty" comments that are racing through my mind.
I use bag balm in the winter on my fingers when they crack and as lip balm. It also works well on small cuts and scrapes.