|Readers rate lip and eye makeup|
The Green Guide
February 1st, 2006
The Green Guide surveyed web site visitors who've used the following brands of lip and eye makeup, made without certain problem ingredients, to see how they found they performed when compared to conventional brands they've used.
|10 ways to improve your health in 2006|
by Julie Deardorff, Tribune health and fitness reporter, Chicago Tribune
January 8th, 2006
Robert McKeague's top tip for better health is simple: Get some exercise. We're not surprised. The sprightly 80-year-old from Villa Park became the oldest man to complete the Hawaii Ironman triathlon last year, a grueling odyssey that involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run.
|The DARK side of beauty|
by Rosemary Carstens, Alternative Medicine Magazine
January 1st, 2006
We live in a culture that reveres youth and beauty, so it should come as no surprise that we are especially vulnerable to ads promising that their products will keep us forever young, forever desirable. But some of those promises are like Sleeping Beauty's poisoned apple irresistible on the outside, but deadly within.
|Study: Unsafe cosmetics may cause cancer|
by Bay City News Service, San Jose Mercury News
December 12th, 2005
Several cosmetics and personal care products popular with teenagers contain ingredients linked to breast cancer and other serious health problems, according to Washington-based Environmental Working Group's recent study of beauty products.
|Campaigning For Safe Cosmetics, Tougher FDA|
by Joann Klimkiewicz, The Hartford Courant
December 6th, 2005
Everyday, we smear and spritz ourselves without a second thought. Eyes get rimmed in kohl liner, lips slicked in gloss. A dab of cologne on the neck, a dollop of body lotion on elbows and hands.
|European Parliament OKs Rules on Chemical Safety|
by Marla Cone, Los Angeles Times
November 18th, 2005
The European Parliament on Thursday approved legislation requiring safety testing of thousands of compounds widely used in everyday products, endorsing a policy that would overhaul how the public was protected from toxic chemicals.
|Security Guards: Cosmetic safety is goal of Quincy health group|
by Jody Feinberg, The Patriot Ledger
November 15th, 2005
Sue Weber used to dye her hair, but now its a natural salt and pepper shade. She sparingly uses make up and nail polish. As a 14-year breast cancer survivor, Weber, 52, wants to avoid putting on her body substances that could be harmful.
|Skin Deep: Is It Organic? Well, Maybe|
by Jessica Merrill, The New York Times
October 20th, 2005
Hundreds of soaps, shampoos and skin creams call themselves organic, but their labels have long been confusing, even misleading. A moisturizing cream might be made with organic kiwi, strawberries, jojoba oil and aloe vera, but then mixed with synthetic preservatives. No government agency checked whether the ingredients were truly organic.
|Is that mascara safe? Go online|
by David Goldstein, Kansas City Star
October 19th, 2005
Want to know what's in your face cream? You can look it up in a new online database, along with more than 14,000 other cosmetics and personal care products, to find out whether the ingredients could be hazardous to your health.
|New law puts focus on cosmetics ingredients|
by Elizabeth Jardina, Oakland Tribune
October 17th, 2005
The shampoo and makeup aisles at your favorite drug store may not reflect it, but there's controversy brewing among the neat cardboard boxes of hair dye and bottles of lotion.
|From an Ingredient In Cosmetics, Toys, A Safety Concern|
by Peter Waldman, Wall Street Journal
October 4th, 2005
In the 12th week of a human pregnancy, the momentous event of gender formation begins, as X and Y chromosomes trigger biochemical reactions that shape male or female organs. Estrogens carry the process forward in girls, while in boys, male hormones called androgens do.
|Citizens Advisers Releases Research Examining EU Rules for the Cosmetics Industry: What They Mean for U.S. Companies, Consumers and Shareholders|
Business Wire Press release
October 3rd, 2005
Today, Citizens Advisers, Inc., announced the release of research examining the European Union (EU) legislation and existing U.S. regulations for the cosmetic industry, and what these mean for companies, consumers and shareholders.
|Powder flies as backers, foes press positions on cosmetics bill|
by Marjie Lundstrom, Sacramento Bee
September 29th, 2005
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is no "girlie man" just ask him but he does wear makeup.
|Cosmetics not regulated|
by Karen D. Collins, staff writer, Asbury Park Press
September 28th, 2005
The fountain of youth is really located in the aisle of your local grocery store if you believe the advertisements.
|Organic Beauty Products Get a Lift With USDA About-Face|
by Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
August 25th, 2005
Turns out there is such a thing as organic lip balm after all. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reversed its decision to yank the "USDA Organic" seal from lotions and lip balms and will allow cosmetics to carry the prestigious round, green label.
|Are our products our enemy?|
by Elizabeth Weise, USA Today
August 2nd, 2005
Like the glint of a knife in the dark, a laboratory accident in 1998 helped scientists realize that some chemicals commonly used to make life more convenient can be health hazards.
|Is my baby a boy? Is it a girl? No one could tell me|
by Steve Boggan, The London Times
July 26th, 2005
The number of male babies born with reproductive disorders is rising rapidly, and some scientists blame a group of chemicals that are around us.
|Levels of Risk: Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue|
by Peter Waldman, Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
July 25th, 2005
For years, scientists have struggled to explain rising rates of some cancers and childhood brain disorders. Something about modern living has driven a steady rise of certain maladies, from breast and prostate cancer to autism and learning disabilities.
|Toxic elements found in infants' cord blood|
by Christine Stapleton, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post
July 14th, 2005
In a benchmark study released today, researchers found an average of 200 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns, including seven dangerous pesticides some banned in the United States more than 30 years ago.
|EPA Is Faulted as Failing to Shield Public From Toxins|
by Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
July 13th, 2005
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect the public from tens of thousands of toxic compounds because it has not gathered data on the health risks of most industrial chemicals, according to a report by the investigative arm of Congress to be released today.