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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...

Perms Linked to Uterine Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty
by Brande VictorianMadame Noire
March 9th, 2012
A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology definitely adds a point to the #TeamNatural tally with a published paper from researchers at Boston University linking hair relaxers to uterine fibroid tumors in women and early puberty in young girls.

Study Highlights Hidden Dangers In Everyday Products -- Even The "Green" Ones
by Amy WesterveltForbes
March 8th, 2012
A first-of-its-kind, peer-reviewed study published in Environmental Health Perspectives today reveals an alarming number of unlabeled chemicals of concern in commonly used household and personal care products.

Mercury found in lotions and cosmetics, says FDA; products are often sold in ethnic neighborhoods and online
by Lindsay GoldwertNew York Daily News
March 7th, 2012
Women are being warned to stay away from beauty products that contain a toxic ingredient — mercury.

Skin products tainted with mercury
CNN Health
March 6th, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning consumers that skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps and lotions contaminated with mercury have been found in at least 7 states.

Maker of a Hair-Straightening Product Settles Lawsuit
by Andrew MartinNew York Times
March 5th, 2012
The manufacturer of the popular hair-straightening product Brazilian Blowout, the subject of government inquiries and health complaints, said on Monday that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about $4.5 million.

Cosmetic chemical hinders brain development in tadpoles
Brown University
March 1st, 2012
A new study finds that low concentrations of a chemical found in cosmetics has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles.

Brazilian Blowout Consumer Alert
ABC News - WCVB 5
March 1st, 2012
Do salons know "Brazilian Blowouts" contain a form of formaldehyde? Good Morning America used a hidden camera to find out.

Lead in lipstick: Are natural cosmetic brands at risk?
by Jessica RubinoNew Hope 360
February 29th, 2012
A 2007 study on lead in lipstick revealed a dirty little secret about cosmetics, and a recently released U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) follow up proves that the industry has yet to clean up heavy metal contamination. Lead still taints hundreds of lipsticks—including natural ones. But who’s to blame?

It’s All in the Kiss: The Tricky Love Affair of Lead and Lipstick
by Kelly HamiltonGreen Answers
February 24th, 2012
A series of recent news articles has been painting the cosmetics industry in a less than appealing light, raising an alarm with consumer protection and rights groups who are now asking that the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set limits on how much lead can be found in cosmetics.

Tester to FDA: Protect women from lipstick lead
Senator Jon Tester's Office
February 23rd, 2012
Senator Jon Tester is raising concerns about the rising levels of lead in lipstick, and wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ramp up efforts to protect women and children from lead exposure.

J&J CEO steps down
by Andrew McDougallCosmetics Design
February 22nd, 2012
Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon has announced his retirement and will be succeeded by Alex Gorsky at a time of mixed fortunes for the company.

Heavy Metals Found in Many Cosmetics: Not Listed on Labels
by Sarah B. WeirYahoo! News
February 22nd, 2012
In light of recent news that the FDA found lead in 400 brands of lipstick, Yahoo! Shine took a look at other products containing potentially hazardous ingredients. Historically, women have risked their health for beauty by using cosmetics laden with poisons.

Mercury Found in Skin-Lightening Cream Smuggled from Mexico
Fox News Latino
February 22nd, 2012
California health officials have found mercury in an illegal skin-lightening cream smuggled in from Mexico.

Does Your Favorite Lipstick Contain Lead?
by Lauren ArutePhiladelphia Weekly
February 21st, 2012
Though lead has been banned in paint since 1978 for its toxicity levels, you may be exposing yourself to it when you swipe on your favorite tube of lipstick, according to a recent MSNBC article.

Lead in lipstick, arsenic in eyeliner and cadmium in mascara: The ugly secrets that the beauty industry isn’t telling you
by Daisy DumasMail Online
February 21st, 2012

Natural Lipsticks Like Burt’s Bees Can Still Contain Lead
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Bliss Tree
February 17th, 2012
Yesterday, I mistakenly told you that Burt’s Bees made lead-free lipstick. Um, psych?

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