With many men taking part in Movember this month, shaving creams and after shaves might be sitting unused in the medicine cabinet.
A Canadian advocacy group is suggesting that some of those products should stay on the shelf. 
Environmental Defence released their study “Manscapes: The Dirt on Toxic Ingredients in Men’s Body Care” on Wednesday.
The study found some popular products contain toxins that have been linked to cancer, birth defect, sperm damage, obesity and asthma.
The group asked five men from four provinces to share a list of their favourite body care products.
Environmental Defence then sent those products to a laboratory and found probable carcinogens and chemical known to harm male reproductive health in the mix.
Toxics Program Manager Maggie MacDonald says men need to read labels before they buy.
 
 
 
MacDonald says a lot of companies are already taking possibly harmful ingredients out of their products as people become more aware of what is in body care products.
Environmental Defence suggests consumers  avoid the following chemical ingredients:
– Triclosan
– Artificial Musks
– Parabens
– Phthalates
– Petrolatum
– Formaldehyde-releasing agents (like Quaternium-15, 1,4 Dioxane, DM DM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl, Methenamine and Sodium Hydromethylglycinate)
– Sodium Laureth (Lauryl) Sulfate
-Silicone Chemicals (like Cyclometicone and Cyclotetrasiloxane)
– Coal Tar Derived Colours
– BHAs and BHTs
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