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No More Toxic Tub
by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
March 12th, 2009
Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals, according to our product tests.

A Little Prettier
by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
December 18th, 2008
Cosmetic companies deny health problems related to phthalates, but are they secretly reformulating?

Infertility and Spontaneous Abortion Among Female Hairdressers
by Baste V, Moen BE, Riise T, Hollund BE, Oyen NJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
December 1st, 2008
Female hairdressers have an increased risk of infertility and spontaneous abortions that might be due to their occupational chemical exposure, according to this 2008 Norwegian study.

Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals
by Environmental Working Group
September 24th, 2008
Laboratory tests reveal adolescent girls across America are contaminated with chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and body care products.

Skin Deep
by Environmental Working Group (EWG)
This searchable cosmetic safety database matches the ingredients in 60,000 products with 50 respected toxicity and regulatory databases. The site also includes EWG's special investigations into product-specific health and safety concerns.

A Poison Kiss: The Problem of Lead in Lipstick
by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
October 11th, 2007
Independent laboratory testing initiated by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in 2007 found that lipsticks from top brands contain lead. Two-thirds of the 33 samples we tested contained detectable levels of lead; of those, half were above the lead limit for lead in candy. Lead is a potent neurotoxin and linked to numerous other health and reproductive problems and it doesn't belong in lipstick.

Glossed Over
by Women's Voices for the Earth
February 1st, 2007
A look at the health hazards associated with toxic exposure in nail salons and recommendations for improving conditions for nail salon employees and customers.

Phthalates Linked to Feminization of Boys
by Dr. Shanna Swan, University of Rochester
August 1st, 2005
A government-funded study by Dr. Shanna Swan, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester, correlated prenatal phthalate exposure with shortened anogenital distance (AGD) in male babies. The higher the levels of phthalates in the mother during pregnancy, the more likely the researchers were to find the shortened AGD. When this occurred, the boys were more likely to have incomplete testicular descent and smaller penises. The changes occurred at phthalate levels that have been measured in about one quarter of women in the United States.

Pretty Nasty
by Health Care Without Harm
November 1st, 2002
This 2002 report documents product tests in Europe that like U.S. tests found phthalates in the majority of products tested.

Not Too Pretty
by Environmental Working Group, Health Care Without Harm and Women's Voices for the Earth
July 8th, 2002
Independent laboratory tests found phthalates in more than 70 percent of health and beauty products tested including popular brands of shampoo, deodorant, hair mousse, face lotion and every single fragrance tested. This is the alarming 2002 report that launched the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Aggregate Exposures to Phthalates in Humans
by Health Care Without Harm
July 1st, 2002
This report documents the science on phthalates and shows that people are exposed to phthalates from multiple sources, including cosmetics, and that those exposures may be adding up to harm. The report shows how no government agency is looking at the big picture of multiple exposures to phthalates.

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