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A digital personal health record (PHR) can be a computer-based software that lets you store a variety of personal health information including illnesses, hospitalizations, encounters (i.e. visits and communications), journal information in between doctor visits, medications, allergies, immunizations, surgeries, lab results, and ancestors and family history. The personal health record differs from an electronic digital medical record which can be a similar application with considerably more all-encompassing features used by healthcare providers for example scheduling and insurance billing, besides the storage of patient health data. Owning and looking after an up-to-date digital personal health record has several benefits and is the cornerstone of proactive healthcare involvement and better healthcare experiences. In September 2004 the EU implemented legislation that banned using over 1,000 chemicals of concern in personal care products. The prohibited chemicals were those known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation, or birth defects. The EU ban has served being a wake-up demand many US companies who market a few overseas. In response some companies have replaced toxins in their goods, for example phthalates, parabens, and formaldehyde with non-toxic alternatives.