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Dangerous Moment: Industry plots to keep products toxic
by Lisa ArcherNot Just A Pretty Face
March 30th, 2012
“I have loved every minute of my career as a stylist until Brazilian Blowout completely changed my life. Our laws are obviously broken. We are pleading for you to help protect our health and our livelihood.” – Jennifer Arce, written testimony to Energy and Commerce Committee’s March 27 hearing on cosmetics safety.

Do you want this guy writing the rules for cosmetics safety?
by Stacy MalkanNot Just a Pretty Face
March 30th, 2012
Peter Barton Hutt of Covington and Burling, LLP, representing the biggest beauty corporations, testified before Congress this week that his clients’ products are perfectly safe and there’s no need to worry about silly little things like carcinogens in baby shampoo (we’re paraphrasing here).

As FDA Rejects BPA Ban, Congress Looks Set To Punt On Chemical Reform
by Amy WesterveltForbes
March 30th, 2012
It’s quite the week for chemicals regulation. The FDA is set to rule on whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging today (check back here for an update when the ruling comes through), and the House began hearings on overhauling the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act earlier this week that seemed heavily weighted toward supporting industry over regulation.

A Study of Boston Nail Salons
by Meda KisivuliThe Mayor's Health Line Blog
March 30th, 2012
A recent study on the Indoor Air Quality of Boston Nail Salons conducted by Brandeis University students from the Environmental Health and Justice Program revealed that a high percentage of toxic chemicals and fine particles are found in nail salon air.

Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?
by Elizabeth WeilNew York Times Magazine
March 30th, 2012
One day last year when her daughter, Ainsley, was 9, Tracee Sioux pulled her out of her elementary school in Fort Collins, Colo., and drove her an hour south, to Longmont, in hopes of finding a satisfying reason that Ainsley began growing pubic hair at age 6.

Lawmakers Want FDA to Regulate Cosmetics
by Janie LorberRoll Call
March 29th, 2012
There’s formaldehyde in your Brazilian Blowout, lead in your Grecian Formula hair dye and who knows what in your perfume. Certainly not the government.

Starting Early, and Young
by Shivani VoraNew York Times
March 28th, 2012
DR. AMI SHAH NAGARAJAN, 38, a specialist in integrative medicine who lives in Manhattan, estimates that she spends $150 a month on Mustela and California Baby products for her 3-year-old twins. “I spend more on my kids than I do for myself,” she said. “It’s worth it to me to get something pure for them.”

At trailblazing hearing on cosmetics, congressmen bounce ideas off FDA
by Gabriel NelsonE&E News
March 28th, 2012
It's rare for businesses to ask Washington to hit them with new regulations, but that's exactly what the members of the Personal Care Products Council did yesterday.

Common toothpaste additive triclosan to be deemed toxic to environment
by Sarah SchmidtEdmonton Journal
March 27th, 2012
The federal government is set to declare a bacteria killer found in many toothpastes, mouthwashes and anti-bacterial soaps as toxic to the environment, a move which could see the use of the chemical curtailed sharply, Postmedia News has learned.

Are 'brighteners' bottling the idea of fair beauty?
by Vanessa GrecoCTV News
March 25th, 2012
Boutique shelves have long been stocked with the promise of bolder lashes, fuller lips, clearer skin and countless other products branded with aspirational adjectives.

The 3 main sources of chemicals in your home
by Rodale NewsMother Nature Network
March 22nd, 2012
Ever wonder what's exposing you to the highest levels of chemicals? A new study hopes to give you an answer.

FDA carries out asbestos tests in cosmetic talc after concerns are raised
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
March 21st, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced it recently carried out tests on certain cosmetic products containing talc after general concerns about the possible presence of asbestos were raised.

Author shares the dangers of lipsticks, face creams and Brazilian Blowouts
by Shandra MartinezM Live
March 20th, 2012
Spend a few minutes listening to Stacy Malkan, and you’re likely to toss your lipstick and deodorant in the trash, along with a lot of the other beauty products fighting for space in your bathroom cabinets.

Hair Salons Still Putting Workers' Health At Risk with Brazilian Blowout
by Virginia Sole-SmithThe Investigative Fund
March 20th, 2012
Even though public health officials have issued such warnings, though salon workers and consumers have reported health consequences, and the courts have demanded more than $5 million in fines, Brazilian Blowout remains in salons and on the head of many a beauty consumer, because no government agency, including the FDA, has the authority to issue a recall.

Styling Practices Can Lead to Serious Hair and Scalp Diseases for African Americans
NewsWise
March 19th, 2012
Styling practices can lead to serious hair and scalp diseases for some African Americans, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist Diane Jackson-Richards, M.D.

FDA to hold public cosmetic regulation cooperation meeting
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
March 19th, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration has announced it will hold a public meeting to discuss the international cooperation on cosmetic regulations before its upcoming committee meeting in Rockville, Maryland in July.

The secret ingredient for better, safer beauty products
by Jessica RubinoNew Hope 360
March 16th, 2012
New European research shows promise for organic agricultural waste as a long-term, sustainable solution to synthetic surfactants used in cleaning and personal care products.

“Little Changes” {review and giveaway}
Captain Fussybuckets blog
March 16th, 2012
Let me start by saying this is a book review. WAIT! STOP!! Keep reading! If you have never read a single post I've ever written, or you're not big into reading (like me), let this be one post to read. Bookmark it and come back. It's that important!

Is It Safe to Play Yet?
by Michael TortorelloNew York Times
March 14th, 2012
Laura MacCleery was four months pregnant when she parked herself on the couch and started an inventory of the chemicals in her Alexandria, Va., town house.

Get the Lead Out (of Lipstick)
by Mia DavisCrazy Sexy Life
March 14th, 2012
A $25 tube of department store lipstick should be safe, right? You might assume it is safer than $2 drugstore brand. Not necessarily...

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