|STUDY FINDS INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION BEGINS IN THE WOMB, HUNDREDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS MEASURED IN NEWBORN BABIES|
July 14th, 2005
Not long ago, scientists believed that babies in the womb were largely protected from most toxic chemicals. A new study helps confirm an opposite view: that chemical exposure begins in the womb, as hundreds of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides are pumped back and forth from mother to baby through umbilical cord blood.
|CAMPAIGN RELEASES STATEMENT ON NEW STUDY THAT FINDS GENITAL ABNORMALITIES IN BOYS DUE TO PHTHALATES EXPOSURE|
May 27th, 2005
Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist at the University of Rochester, has released the results of the first human study linking phthalate exposure to birth defects in male babies.
|AVON CORPORATION VOTES DOWN RESOLUTION TO IMPROVE PRODUCT SAFETY|
May 21st, 2005
At Avon Corporation’s annual meeting in New York on May 5, shareholders asked the company to reformulate cosmetics products sold in the United States and other world markets to meet tougher European standards.
|MORE THAN 100 COSMETIC AND BODY CARE COMPANIES PLEDGE TO MAKE SAFER PRODUCTS |
May 5th, 2005
On the eve of Mother's Day, when many sons and daughters purchase cosmetics and personal care products as gifts for their moms, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports that 116 cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers have signed the "Compact for Safe Cosmetics," a pledge to replace hazardous ingredients with safer alternatives within three years.
|FDA FINDS CHEMICALS LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS IN TWO-THIRDS OF COSMETICS PRODUCTS
April 6th, 2005
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has learned that the FDA recently conducted a safety study of phthalates — a group of industrial chemicals linked to birth defects that are used in many cosmetics products — but is refusing to publicly release the study’s findings.
|COSMETIC INDUSTRY ON NOTICE: FDA ISSUES WARNING ON UNTESTED PRODUCTS|
March 7th, 2005
FDA calls industry's bluff on product safety. Acting on a petition filed June 14, 2004 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), on February 3, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration issued an unprecedented warning to the cosmetics industry stating that the Agency is serious about enforcing the law requiring companies to inform consumers that personal care products have not been safety tested.
|THREE LEADING COSMETICS COMPANIES CHANGE INGREDIENTS IN U.S. MARKET TO MEET NEW EUROPEAN SAFETY STANDARDS|
January 13th, 2005
In a telling example of how new European safety standards for cosmetics are affecting products sold on U.S. shelves, L’Oréal, Revlon and Unilever confirmed they have eliminated certain toxic chemicals from their products.
|USA TODAY AD NAMES BAD ACTOR COSMETICS COMPANIES|
September 24th, 2004
A full-page advertisement in USA Today challenges cosmetics companies to come clean about whether they plan to remove toxic chemicals that are banned in the European Union from products sold on American shelves. The advertisement was placed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of US health and environmental groups.
|NEW PRODUCT TESTS FINGER TOXIC LIPSTICKS |
July 15th, 2004
New product tests have found phthalates, which are known to cause birth defects in laboratory animals, for the first time in two popular brands of lipstick, Moon Drops Lipstick by Revlon and Lipfinity Paint by Max Factor.
|SKIN DEEP: ARE UNTESTED CHEMICALS HIDING IN YOUR MAKE-UP?|
June 7th, 2004
Most Americans assume cosmetics are studied and found safe before they are sold to the public. But thousands of personal care products are put on the market without any safety tests by the Food and Drug Administration.
|ARE CHEMICALS HIDING IN YOUR MAKEUP? |
June 7th, 2004
Most cosmetics and other personal care products sold in the U.S. contain chemicals that have never been assessed for safety, according to a computer-assisted investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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