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OPI removes carcinogen from nail care products
by Abigail GoldmanLos Angeles Times
March 30th, 2007
A San Fernando Valley nail polish maker that is a major supplier to salons across the country said that it had removed the chemical toluene from its products.

Cosmetics Industry Ramps Up Safety P.R.
by Kara AlaimoWomen's eNews
March 23rd, 2007
In response to emerging studies that raise warnings about the potentially toxic effects of an ingredient in cosmetics, the industry is ramping up efforts to persuade consumers and lawmakers that its products are safe.

HEALTH ANSWERS
by Judy ForemanBoston Globe
March 19th, 2007
Q: Can you tell from the labels whether cosmetics contain ingredients that may be harmful? A: In most cases, no, although a coalition of environmentalists known as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is trying to change this, with some success.

Campaign For Safe Cosmetics Unimpressed By CTFA Consumer Commitments
by Ryan NelsonThe Rose Sheet
March 19th, 2007
Initiatives from the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association toward greater transparency and tighter self-regulation under its renewed commitment to consumers have not slowed the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Potentially toxic cosmetics have some people worried
by Abigail LeichmanThe Record (Bergen, N.J.)
March 13th, 2007
In the 1930s, several women's eyes were damaged or blinded by Lash Lure, a coal-tar-based mascara. So in 1938, Congress passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act regulating chemical colorants.

Toxic Cosmetics Getting Under the Skin of Concerned Investors
by Anne Moore OdellSocialFunds.com
March 1st, 2007
As new studies expose the high number of toxic ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, many consumers are asking just how safe are the products they use every day. Meanwhile, many investors are asking how safe from liability and market changes are the companies that manufacture and sell these products.

Some recommendations for the safe use of cosmetics and some ingredients to look out for
by Herb DenenbergThe Evening Bulletin, Penn.
February 22nd, 2007
The Environmental Working Group has come up with some advice for playing it safe with cosmetics. It starts by pointing out, “With no required safety testing, cosmetics companies can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks. Always read product labels before buying.”

Why a probable human carcinogen can be found in baby shampoo, other baby products, and cosmetics used by adults
by Herb DenenbergThe Evening Bulletin, Penn.
February 21st, 2007
One of the most difficult problems of a democracy is to strike the balance between over-regulation and under-regulation. The former stifles productivity, free enterprise, and innovation. The latter may give rise to safety problems, price gouging, and other problems.

Report suggests weak U.S. cosmetic regulation could hit investment
by Simon PitmanCosmetics Design
February 21st, 2007
There is growing concern over 'a largely self-policed' U.S. cosmetics industry that could hit vital investment into the industry as health issues increasingly effect choices, a new report reveals.

Study: Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found In Kids Products Testing Shows Elevated Chemicals In Bath Products
WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh
February 20th, 2007
The bubble bath and shampoo you’re using on your babies may contain a cancer causing petrochemical.

State mulls cosmetic safety law; Bill based on California measure
by Lisa StifflerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
February 20th, 2007
Shimmery lips, odorless armpits and minty-fresh breath are all possible thanks to countless personal-care products. But what's in that stuff and is it safe for consumers, children and the environment?

Should You Trust Your Makeup?
by Natasha SingerNew York Times
February 15th, 2007
Momentum has been building for greater oversight of the chemicals in everyday products, with the European Union and California taking the lead in imposing new rules for monitoring what is in the perfumes, creams, nail polish and hair sprays that are sold.

Web-exclusive Commentary: A Thousand Threats
by Devra DavisNewsweek
February 15th, 2007
We know that children are not simply little adults. With their quick heartbeats, fast-growing organs and enviable metabolism, the young absorb proportionally more pollutants than those who are older.

Some children's bath products hazardous, groups say
by Carlene Olsen, Cox News Service/New York Times News ServiceDallas Morning News
February 9th, 2007
Some children's bath products contain a suspected cancer-causing chemical in amounts that reach or exceed recommended limits, environmental groups charged Thursday.

Testing finds traces of carcinogen in bath products
by Marla ConeLos Angeles Times
February 9th, 2007
Some shampoos and other bath products still contain traces of a cancer-causing petrochemical that federal health officials have expressed concerns about for more than 20 years, according to test results announced Thursday by environmental activists.

One Great Big Plastic Hassle
by Jane AkreConscious Choice
January 31st, 2007
In the seminal 1967 film, The Graduate, baby-faced Dustin Hoffman was told the wave of the future — "Plastics." The lucrative career tip slipped on the QT to young Benjamin the day of his graduation bore no cautionary message about the veritable Pandora’s Box the petrochemical plastics industry had opened in the post-war era some 20 years before the film's setting. The overzealous Plastic Man knew the only thing he needed to know: the world would always be hungry for plastic.

Opinions: Cosmetics possibly bad for health
by Katherine BeckThe Red and Black (University of Georgia student paper)
January 30th, 2007
The morning routines of most young women are very similar: wash the face, put on deodorant and then apply make-up. Unfortunately, most young women are completely oblivious to the consequences of powdering their noses.

500 cosmetics firms agree to remove harmful ingredients
by Patricia AnstettDetroit Free Press
January 26th, 2007
More than 500 companies have signed agreements to eliminate potentially unsafe ingredients in their cosmetic and body care products, a national health and environmental coalition said Thursday.

How to Green Women's Personal Care
Treehugger.com
January 25th, 2007
We are bombarded daily with the coaxing of the worldwide cosmetics industry as it tries to sell us products which guarantee to make us look younger, thinner and more gorgeous. Sadly, these products are not regulated to a level that would make most people feel very safe.

Two new laws affect industry and consumers
by Momo ChangOakland Tribune, ANG Newspapers
January 22nd, 2007
As awareness of chemicals in cosmetics has increased, so has the fear of contracting infections from nail salons, as reflected in two new state laws.