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How Safe Are Your Cosmetics?
by Rachel PomeranceUS News
July 31st, 2012
Examining the make up of our makeup

Salon workers rally on Hill for ban on Brazilian Blowout
by Jeremy P. JacobsE&E News
July 26th, 2012
More than a dozen salon workers from across the country descended on Washington, D.C., yesterday calling on lawmakers and regulators to ban the controversial hair straightening product Brazilian Blowout.

Sunscreen scandal: Ingredient used in major brands falsely marketed as non-nano
Friends of the Earth
July 24th, 2012
Finding raises health concerns for consumers in Australia and the U.S., sparks formal complaint

Chemicals in personal care products may increase risk of diabetes in women
Brigham and Women's Hospital
July 13th, 2012
Brigham and Women's Hospital study is the first to examine an association between phthalates and diabetes in a large population of American women

Green Good Housekeeping Seal: Criteria for Cleaning and Beauty Products
Good Housekeeping
July 10th, 2012
For the Beauty and Cleaning product categories, a product that earns the Green Good Housekeeping Seal cannot contain certain harmful ingredients or any ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) above 0.001%, produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) above a certain threshold, or have been tested on animals within the last five years (unless required by government regulation).

EC deems formaldehyde equivalent unsafe for use in hair straighteners
by Andrew McDougallCosmetics Design
July 10th, 2012
The European Commission believes the use of methylene glycol/formaldehyde at 0.2 per cent formaldehyde equivalent is not considered safe in hair straighteners following a meeting held on the subject in June.

If looks could kill
June 30th, 2012
A federal analysis of 400 popular shades of lipstick showed each contained trace amounts of lead. Still, the amount of lead found in 380 of the products tested was greater than the maximum 0.1 parts per million (ppm) allowed in candy bars.

Chuck Norris takes on toxic suds in baby shampoo
by Chuck NorrisWND
June 30th, 2012
Discovers America's trust in 'no more tears' may be unfounded

Discount Retail Chains Importing PVC Packaging in Violation of State Laws
Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse
June 29th, 2012
For one brand of personal care products, eleven PVC packages were tested, including three different products purchased in 7 states over several months, and all failed for excessive cadmium.

How to avoid chemicals in common baby products
by Julie RevelantFox
June 27th, 2012
Your baby smells even more beautiful after her bath, but as you wash her hair, lather her up with soap, and then slather on lotion, you could actually be exposing her to toxic chemicals.

Phthalate, Environmental Chemical Is Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity
June 26th, 2012
Obese children show greater exposure than nonobese children to a phthalate, a chemical used to soften plastics in some children's toys and many household products, according to a new study, which found that the obesity risk increases according to the level of the chemical found in the bloodstream.

Ethnic cosmetics market is doing well despite recession, says market researcher
by Michelle YeomanCosmetics Design
June 25th, 2012
According to a recent report by US market researcher, Packaged Facts, the market for cosmetic products aimed at consumers of ethnic origin is fast growing as figures reveal it rose to $3 billion in 2011.

Antibacterials in Personal-Care Products Linked to Allergy Risk in Children
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
June 18th, 2012
Exposure to common antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in soap, toothpaste, mouthwash and other personal-care products may make children more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies, according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

One Down, The Rest Of My (Long) Life To Go
by Alejandra OwensAARP Blog
June 15th, 2012
One year ago this month, I heard the words that turned my world upside down. “You have breast cancer.”

Spray Tan Risks: Dihydroxyacetone Chemical Could Damage DNA, ABC News Finds
Huffington Post
June 13th, 2012
A chemical in spray tan could possibly alter and damage DNA, according to an investigation by ABC News.

Laying down the law on nanotechnology
by Steven VaughanThe Guardian
June 11th, 2012
Regulating nanotechnology is fraught with difficulties. Current environmental law simply doesn't apply on the nano-scale

Markey to FDA: Stop Use of Toxic Chemical in Children’s Shampoo
Congressman Ed Markey
May 31st, 2012
Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt the use of the insecticide lindane in pharmaceutical treatments for head lice in children.

Black Women’s Transitions to Natural Hair
by Zina Saro-WiwaThe New York Times
May 31st, 2012
A video on black women's decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners.

Industry Front-Group trying to look like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
by Danika CarterGreenwala
May 31st, 2012
The saying goes, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." If that's true, then the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics must be feeling very flattered these days.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics – Empowering Consumers to Make Healthy Choices
by Claudia MosbyNorth State Parent
May 29th, 2012
Last March celebrity tabloids were abuzz when toddler Vivienne Jolie-Pitt was spotted wearing lipstick in public. Observers were decidedly focused on the appropriateness of the 3-year-old’s “dress up” demeanor. Noticeably absent were comments about the health risks of exposing a child so young to potential lead contaminants contained in the lipstick.

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