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Chemicals from Personal Care Products Pervasive in Chicago Air
Hindustan Times
May 4th, 2013
The quest for lush lips could be exposing women to toxic metals in lipsticks and glosses, a new study from the University of California Berkeley finds.

India regulators pull J&J plant license on baby powder concerns
Reuters
May 3rd, 2013
Officials say sterilization process not compliant; J&J says will appeal decision; Latest in long string of J&J quality problems

Toxic chemical found in hand soap, study shows
Chicago Tribune
May 3rd, 2013

Chemicals from Personal Care Products Pervasive in Chicago Air
by Brian BienkowskiScientific American
April 30th, 2013
On the brink of federal regulatory review, chemicals in deodorants, lotions and conditioners are showing up in Chicago’s air at levels that scientists call alarming.

A Pre-Baby Detox: Necessary or Just a Fad?
by Alison Rose LevyTake Part
April 29th, 2013
Whether you want to get pregnant now or down the road, many recommend clearing out toxic chemicals—especially the ones that disrupt hormones—before conception.

Consumers Rank Ingredient Transparency Among Most Important Issues For Brands
GlobeScan
April 25th, 2013
Study finds large majority of consumers say “ingredient transparency”among top purchase drivers for food, beauty and household products, yet only 57% regularly check the list of ingredients before purchasing

The dark side of skincare products
by Eleanor ChenNew Straits Times
April 8th, 2013
BEAUTY AT A PRICE: Cosmetics companies pack expensive products using ingredients hazardous to health

Dying to look good: Ingredients in personal care products harmful to health and environment
by Sarah TurnerThe Manitoban
March 28th, 2013
Beauty products help us look clean, fresh, put-together, and mask any unwanted odours; but is there more to these products than what meets the eye? Could their routine use actually pose a threat to our health and the health of the environment?

For a Holistic Lifestyle, Go to Aisle 2
by Bee-Shyuan ChangThe New York Times
March 27th, 2013
Once upon a time, the beauty aisle of a health-food store was something of an oxymoron, stocked with dubious image boosters like powdered henna and Dr. Bronner’s soap. But just as Whole Foods has helped make over Americans’ diets, so it is laying claim to their complexions.

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Act of 2013 Is Introduced
by Donna MariaIndie Business blog
March 22nd, 2013
A free community event aims to address chemicals in everyday products. From what they are to how folks can reduce their health risks towards them.

Reps. Schakowsky, Markey Statement on Introducing the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
March 21st, 2013
Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Edward J. Markey released the following statement on the introduction of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act.

E.U. Bans Cosmetics With Animal-Tested Ingredients
by James KanterNew York Times
March 11th, 2013
European Union regulators announced a ban Monday on the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals.

Exclusive: New Research Links Chemical Regulation with Market Innovation
by Amy WesterveltForbes
February 13th, 2013
New research indicates that chemical regulation may actually have an upside for businesses.

Toxin-Free Cosmetics Expand Market-Share
by Molly M. GintyWeNews
February 7th, 2013
Toxic chemicals have been removed from some makeup, but the ugly truth is that these ingredients persist after a decade of controversy. The good news is that consumer resources are coming to the rescue.

Chemicals Linked to Obesity in Black Children
by  Brian BienkowskiScientific American
February 4th, 2013
African-American children with high levels of hormone-altering chemicals known as phthalates are more likely to be obese, according to new research.

Shampoo, Soap, and Toothpaste: The New Water Pollution?
by Stacey DetwilerAmerican Rivers Blog
January 28th, 2013
A study found that increasing amounts of triclosan were present in lakes across Minnesota.

How Green Was My Shampoo?
by Alexa BrazilianWall Street Journal
January 25th, 2013
A new wave of organic products is a more efficient and luxurious departure from its crunchy predecessors.

26 States to Consider Toxic Chemicals Legislation in 2013
by Sarah DollSafer States
January 23rd, 2013
Despite intense industry opposition and Congressional inaction, state governments continue to defend the vulnerable from toxic chemical exposure.

Face up to what is in your make-up
by Eleanor ChenNew Straits Times
January 8th, 2013
GREEN WASHING: Certification of organic cosmetics is still a grey area

How safe are our cosmetics? (video)
CNN
December 12th, 2012
CNN's Holly Firfer takes a look at the cosmetics we use and whether their ingredients are safe.

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