Desensitisation – an alternative treatment – by Dr Damien Downing

Described by Dr Damien Downing MBBS, MSB, President, British Society for Ecological Medicine. Over the past 30 years we have been living through an epidemic of allergies and autoimmune diseases (and cancers). Our genes cannot have changed enough to account for this; the one thing that could explain all three and which has changed dramatically [...]

The facts about PPD and Hair Colorants

From The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) What is PPD? PPD (paraphenylenediamine or p-phenylenediamine) is an ingredient used in permanent (also known as oxidative) hair colorants. PPD is permitted as a hair colorant ingredient by the European Cosmetics Directive, 76/768/EEC (now re-cast as the Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009). This means PPD is allowed for [...]