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Toxins íRí Us
by Amy GoodmanSan Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed
February 24th, 2009
U.S. chemical and manufacturing industries have fought regulation, while Europe moves ahead with strict prohibitions against the most harmful toxins. The European Union says regulation is good for business, inspiring consumer confidence and saving money over the long term.

Groton spa owner spikes the toxins
by Hiroko SatoLowell Sun
February 16th, 2009
Perfume, air freshener, detergents -- anything that has strong scents gives her an instant headache. She also knows those hints of wildflowers and rain forests in a bottle can contain probable human carcinogens.

An easier approach to beauty
by Cassie PenceVail Daily
February 15th, 2009
In an effort to make our lives easier, Iíve asked a couple of health experts who have already done the leg work on cosmetic safety to weigh in on which skin and hair care products to use and how to choose them.

The Toxic Side of Beauty
by Tracy HeplerHuffington Post
February 15th, 2009
Why does being a woman often include surrounding yourself with toxic chemicals?

Roses Are Red, Lipstick (Still) Has Lead
by Stacy MalkanAlternet
February 14th, 2009
Will the new FDA revive its passion for the public interest, or continue giving consumers the toxic kiss off? Case in point: lead in lipstick.

Lead in Lipstick: More enduring than love?
by Lisa FrackEnviroblog
February 12th, 2009
If you're not into lead poisoning, we recommend that you go natural. That's right, ditch the lipstick, ladies.

The Kiss of lead: The FDA stays tight-lipped about lead in popular lipsticks
by Sielgreen LA girl
February 11th, 2009
Bush may be finally out of office, but his legacy of inactionís apparently still the norm at the FDA. The agencyís latest show of apathy in the face of public danger: Doing nothing about lead in our lipstick.

Group urges FDA to release data on lipsticks
by Sara GoodmanEnvironment & Engineering News
February 10th, 2009
An advocacy group is urging the FDA to release results of tests that determine lead content in lipstick, citing a study that found more than half of tested lipstick contained detectable quantities of the brain-busting toxin.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says FDA fails to protect public
by Katie BirdCosmeticsDesign.com
February 10th, 2009
Fourteen months after CSC published a report on lead in lipsticks; the group is accusing FDA of not taking necessary action.

Canadian government bans two chemicals from cosmetics
by Guy Montague-JonesCosmeticsdesign.com
February 5th, 2009
Health concerns have prompted Canadian authorities to ban two chemicals used in cosmetics as part of a major review of potentially dangerous substances.

Your lipstick may be made out of bugs
NBC Bay Area
February 4th, 2009
It might be a good time to start reading the label on your favorite lipstick.

Ottawa slaps toxic designation on chemicals used in shampoos, conditioners
by Martin MittelstaedtThe Globe and Mail
February 3rd, 2009
The Canadian government is placing on its list of toxic substances two silicon-based chemicals widely used in shampoos and conditioners, where they help give hair the silky, smooth feeling often played up in advertisements.

Heavy metals found in kids' face paints
by Sarah SchmidtVancouver Sun
February 2nd, 2009
Health Canada has found heavy metals in children's face paints exceeding the government's own proposed impurity limits, but can't take action because the standards aren't in place yet.

Teens' Exposure To Cosmetic Toxins Poses Threat
January 29th, 2009
Emma gave a sample of her blood as part of a nationwide study to help researchers understand if the chemicals commonly used in cosmetics wound up in our bodies.

Personal-care products not accurate with labels
by Sarah Schmidt, Canwest News ServiceVancouver Sun
January 28th, 2009
During one retail blitz, Canadian product safety inspectors flagged 47 personal-care products at a single store that contravened Health Canada's labelling rules.

What Does Social Activism have to do with Cosmetics?
by Lauren JohansonYour Daily Thread
January 21st, 2009
If you donít know much about the dangers of commercial cosmetics, this might sound like a strange call to action.

Senegal's fashion victims
by Ben BarnierABC News
January 12th, 2009
In many African countries like Senegal, trying to change one's skin color is still seen as a way to get ahead.

There's Beauty In Green Lipstick
by Pam Meredith, R.N.Nurse.com
January 12th, 2009
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics urges nurses to help get the lead out.

Chemicals to remove from your bathroom?
by Julie DeardorffChicago Tribune
January 8th, 2009
As a follow-up to "essential items for your medicine cabinet," here's a list of 10 chemicals to try to limit.

A Gentler Way To Relax Hair
by Krissah ThompsonWashington Post
January 6th, 2009
Julia Coney, 36, can still remember her first chemical burn. She was a teenager, and she'd been getting her hair straightened since she was 8.

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