|FDA, COSMETICS INDUSTRY LOCK OUT CONSUMER, PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS FROM MEETING|
September 26th, 2007
As FDA officials and the cosmetics industry prepared to huddle behind closed doors without input from outside groups to discuss "regulatory obstacles" between countries, Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the results of a new investigation that found literally hundreds of cosmetics sold in the U.S. contain chemicals the industry itself has determined to be unsafe even when used as directed.
|SKIN DEEP 3.0 REVEALS INGREDIENTS IN 25,000 PRODUCTS|
May 15th, 2007
Most people think that the ingredients in personal care and cosmetic products are safety tested before they are sold. But there is no such requirement in federal law.
|LEADING NAIL POLISH MANUFACTURER REMOVES TOXIC INGREDIENTS|
March 29th, 2007
Facing pressure from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, top nail polish manufacturer OPI Products, Inc. announced that it has begun removing toluene, a hazardous solvent, from its products. This follows announcements from the company that it would no longer use dibutyl phthalate or formaldehyde.
|CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL FOUND IN CHILDREN'S BATH PRODUCTS |
February 8th, 2007
A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products and adults’ personal care products, in some cases at levels that are more than twice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s lenient recommended maximum.
|500 COSMETICS COMPANIES PLEDGE TO MAKE SAFER HEALTH AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS|
January 25th, 2007
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced today that more than 500 cosmetics and body care products companies have promised to eliminate toxic ingredients from their products worldwide.
|NAIL POLISHES TO BECOME A LITTLE SAFER |
August 30th, 2006
Facing mounting criticism from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, three major nail polish manufacturers acknowledged this week that they have begun removing some chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects from their products.
|"MISS TREATMENT" AD TAKES THE SHINE OFF OPI NAIL POLISH |
June 22nd, 2006
Don’t hold your breath waiting for nail polishes with names like “I Didn’t Know Carcinogens Came in Coral” and “Formaldehyde Formal.” Although they may as well be sold on the beauty aisle.
|CONSUMERS PRESS OPI TO GIVE ITS NAIL POLISH A MAKEOVER |
April 19th, 2006
Women across the country are speaking out against a popular nail polish brand known for its wacky shade names such as “Blushingham Palace” and “I’m Not Really A Waitress.”
|GUSTER CONSCIOUSNESS TOUR ROCKS STUDENT ACTIVISTS |
April 18th, 2006
The Breast Cancer Fund has joined Clif Bar and LUNA in a coordinated effort to bridge two enduring interests of college students: social change and music. As part of their sponsorship of the Guster Campus Consciousness Tour, LUNA is helping concertgoers understand that what people put on their bodies is just as important as what they put in them.
|300 COSMETICS AND BODY CARE COMPANIES PLEDGE TO MAKE SAFER PRODUCTS |
March 28th, 2006
More than 300 cosmetics and body care products companies have promised to replace ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption and other negative health effects with safer alternatives.
|GOVERNOR SIGNS SAFE COSMETICS BILL|
October 8th, 2005
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics celebrates the victory of the California Safe Cosmetics bill — the nation's first state law on chemicals in cosmetics. Companies will now have to notify the state when they use chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.
|STUDY FINDS INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION BEGINS IN THE WOMB, HUNDREDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS MEASURED IN NEWBORN BABIES|
July 14th, 2005
Not long ago, scientists believed that babies in the womb were largely protected from most toxic chemicals. A new study helps confirm an opposite view: that chemical exposure begins in the womb, as hundreds of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides are pumped back and forth from mother to baby through umbilical cord blood.
|CAMPAIGN RELEASES STATEMENT ON NEW STUDY THAT FINDS GENITAL ABNORMALITIES IN BOYS DUE TO PHTHALATES EXPOSURE|
May 27th, 2005
Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist at the University of Rochester, has released the results of the first human study linking phthalate exposure to birth defects in male babies.
|AVON CORPORATION VOTES DOWN RESOLUTION TO IMPROVE PRODUCT SAFETY|
May 21st, 2005
At Avon Corporation’s annual meeting in New York on May 5, shareholders asked the company to reformulate cosmetics products sold in the United States and other world markets to meet tougher European standards.
|MORE THAN 100 COSMETIC AND BODY CARE COMPANIES PLEDGE TO MAKE SAFER PRODUCTS |
May 5th, 2005
On the eve of Mother's Day, when many sons and daughters purchase cosmetics and personal care products as gifts for their moms, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports that 116 cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers have signed the "Compact for Safe Cosmetics," a pledge to replace hazardous ingredients with safer alternatives within three years.
|FDA FINDS CHEMICALS LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS IN TWO-THIRDS OF COSMETICS PRODUCTS
April 6th, 2005
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has learned that the FDA recently conducted a safety study of phthalates — a group of industrial chemicals linked to birth defects that are used in many cosmetics products — but is refusing to publicly release the study’s findings.
|COSMETIC INDUSTRY ON NOTICE: FDA ISSUES WARNING ON UNTESTED PRODUCTS|
March 7th, 2005
FDA calls industry's bluff on product safety. Acting on a petition filed June 14, 2004 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), on February 3, 2005 the Food and Drug Administration issued an unprecedented warning to the cosmetics industry stating that the Agency is serious about enforcing the law requiring companies to inform consumers that personal care products have not been safety tested.
|THREE LEADING COSMETICS COMPANIES CHANGE INGREDIENTS IN U.S. MARKET TO MEET NEW EUROPEAN SAFETY STANDARDS|
January 13th, 2005
In a telling example of how new European safety standards for cosmetics are affecting products sold on U.S. shelves, L’Oréal, Revlon and Unilever confirmed they have eliminated certain toxic chemicals from their products.
|USA TODAY AD NAMES BAD ACTOR COSMETICS COMPANIES|
September 24th, 2004
A full-page advertisement in USA Today challenges cosmetics companies to come clean about whether they plan to remove toxic chemicals that are banned in the European Union from products sold on American shelves. The advertisement was placed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of US health and environmental groups.
|NEW PRODUCT TESTS FINGER TOXIC LIPSTICKS |
July 15th, 2004
New product tests have found phthalates, which are known to cause birth defects in laboratory animals, for the first time in two popular brands of lipstick, Moon Drops Lipstick by Revlon and Lipfinity Paint by Max Factor.