2006 News Coverage
|Banned Elsewhere, Compounds Still Used in United States|
by Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
October 8th, 2006
Although chemical bans overseas have prompted some manufacturers to reformulate all their products worldwide, many toys and cosmetics are exceptions.
|Will lipstick be safe?|
by Diedtra Henderson, Globe Staff, Boston Globe
October 7th, 2006
From sunscreens to drugs that ease nausea to the promise of a lipstick that changes color, consumers can expect to see more products based on technology that harnesses the tiniest specks of material.
|Nail Polish Makers Yield on Disputed Chemical|
by Natasha Singer, The New York Times
September 7th, 2006
Bowing to pressure from environmental groups and European lawmakers, several cosmetics makers are removing a chemical from nail polish that is suspected of interfering with the endocrine system.
|Chemicals linked to cancer removed from some nail polish lines|
by Delthia Ricks, Newsday Staff Writer, Newsday
September 5th, 2006
Confronting the criticism of health and environmental groups, three major nail polish manufacturers including one on Long Island say they've either removed or have begun the process of removing a trio of substances that have been deemed harmful.
|Three nail polishes drop controversial chemical|
by LaMont Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 3rd, 2006
Three popular nail polish brands OPI, Sally Hansen and Orly will no longer include a controversial ingredient that helps lacquer last longer on nails but has been linked to birth defects and cancer.
|The Makeup Industry Gives Itself a Health Hazard Makeover|
by Diane Farsetta, PR Watch blog
July 14th, 2006
Breast cancer. Genital abnormalities. Distortion and damage of genetic material. Common ingredients in cosmetic products have been linked to these hazards.
|Cancer lobby group targets nail varnish maker|
by Simon Pitman, Cosmetics Design
June 23rd, 2006
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is back on the lobbying trail. This time the group is targeting a company that sells a nail varnish on the U.S. market formulated with ingredients it deems unsafe and a different formula with ingredients approved for the European market.
|Is there really no such thing as natural beauty?|
June 13th, 2006
Not everyone can roll out of bed ready for the world, but your daily makeup routine can expose you to more toxins than a nuclear dumpsite (okay, occasionally we exaggerate). But dont give up on your makeup: instead, opt for natural products derived from plants and minerals.
|Afterglow Cosmetics lashes out over ingredients regulation|
by Simon Pitman, Cosmetics Design
May 4th, 2006
U.S.-based naturals player Afterglow Cosmetics has spoken out against the lack of regulation in the U.S. cosmetics market. The company claims this means that nearly 90 percent of the more than 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics products have not been evaluated by government regulators.
|Shareholder Network Launched to Curtail Toxics in Products|
May 4th, 2006
Seventeen investing organizations collectively representing more than $22 billion in assets under management have issued a joint statement calling for other financial professionals and investors to join with them in supporting shareholder resolutions seeking better disclosure regarding the risks of toxics in products, and better corporate strategies for moving to safer alternatives when they are available.
|Letter campaign targets nail salons|
by Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune
May 2nd, 2006
Nail products company OPI has long charmed women with whimsical shade names such as "O'Hare and Nails Look Great!" and "That's an EL of a color." It even launched a line of nail "pawlish" for pets.
|High price for beauty?|
by Samantha Thompson Smith, Staff Writer, Raleigh News & Observer
April 24th, 2006
For mani/pedi faithfuls, Malaga Wine, Tutti Frutti Tonga and I'm Not Really a Waitress are three of the best names a girl can hear. But a report called "Skin Deep" put out by the Environmental Working Group says OPI nail polishes, used by many nail salons around the region, have some of the most toxic ingredients on the market.
|Shareholders ask corporations to do the right thing|
Corporate Watchdog Radio
April 5th, 2006
Annual shareholder meetings in April and May are a time to press companies to do the right thing on environment and human rights. CWR discusses shareholder fights at DuPont (toxic chemicals), Dow Chemical (Bhopal), Whole Foods (toxics in products), CVS and others.
|Skin deep: When it comes to cosmetic ingredients, buyer beware|
by Leigh Grogan, Sacramento Bee
March 1st, 2006
We're pretty picky when it comes to what we eat and drink. But when it comes to our personal-care products and cosmetics we plunk down the cash and then forget about it.
|Readers rate lip and eye makeup|
The Green Guide
February 1st, 2006
The Green Guide surveyed web site visitors who've used the following brands of lip and eye makeup, made without certain problem ingredients, to see how they found they performed when compared to conventional brands they've used.
|10 ways to improve your health in 2006|
by Julie Deardorff, Tribune health and fitness reporter, Chicago Tribune
January 8th, 2006
Robert McKeague's top tip for better health is simple: Get some exercise. We're not surprised. The sprightly 80-year-old from Villa Park became the oldest man to complete the Hawaii Ironman triathlon last year, a grueling odyssey that involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run.
|The DARK side of beauty|
by Rosemary Carstens, Alternative Medicine Magazine
January 1st, 2006
We live in a culture that reveres youth and beauty, so it should come as no surprise that we are especially vulnerable to ads promising that their products will keep us forever young, forever desirable. But some of those promises are like Sleeping Beauty's poisoned apple irresistible on the outside, but deadly within.