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Midgen bill would require cosmetic chemical disclosure
by Bay City News WireKPIX TV-5, CBS
April 1st, 2005
A North Bay lawmaker is hoping to clean up the cosmetics industry in California by introducing legislation that would require special labeling and ban certain chemicals in cosmetics.

Untested Cosmetics May Soon Carry Warning Labels
The Miami Herald
March 31st, 2005
Would you rethink purchasing your next tube of lipstick or personal care product if it bore a warning label stating its safety had not been determined? This may become a reality if the FDA decides the ingredients in the product haven't been adequately tested for safety.

The Ugly Side of Pretty
by Rebecca Ephraim, R.D., C.C.NDragonFly Media
February 1st, 2005
"I donít pay much attention to the ingredient lists, I just know what works for me," said Shelley Carpenter, when asked what she looks for in her personal care products. Thinking a little harder, she adds, "Iím allergic to most perfumes, so I stay away from smelly stuff. But I couldn't pin it down." This begs the question, "Who can?"

Top companies offer safer cosmetics
by Lisa RyckmanRocky Mountain News
January 25th, 2005
Two cosmetic companies are reformulating their products to meet higher safety standards.

FDA phthalate study finds highest levels of substance in nail polish
The Rose Sheet
January 24th, 2005
An FDA study of phthalate exposure in humans found five phthalate esters in 32 of 48 cosmetic products analyzed.

L'Oreal, Revlon bow to Bay Area pressure
by Jane Kay, Chronicle Environment WriterSan Francisco Chronicle
January 15th, 2005
Two major cosmetics companies have agreed to eliminate chemicals suspected of causing cancer, birth defects and infertility from their products, including a common plasticizer in nail polish.

Cosmetics companies shun contentious chemical
by Thaddeus HerrickWall Street Journal
January 14th, 2005
Amid pressure from the Breast Cancer Fund, a San Francisco-based group pushing to eliminate these chemicals , Revlon Inc., Groupe L'Orťal SA and Unilever said they no longer are using phthalates, a group of chemicals often found in such cosmetic products as nail polish, fragrances and hair sprays.

The ugly side of beauty products
Environmental Health Perspectives
January 1st, 2005
Several recent reports highlight the presence of low-level concentrations of potential reproductive or developmental toxicants, particularly phthalates, in cosmetics and personal care products. A key question is whether these exposures are significant enough to cause harm.

The downstream dangers of your perfume
by Robert C. CowenChristian Science Monitor
December 16th, 2004

A Makeover for the Cosmetics Industry
by MARK SCHAPIROExcerpted from New Power for 'Old Europe', The Nation
December 9th, 2004

Toxic Chemicals Left Off Many Product Labels
August 25th, 2004

More Than Cosmetic
August 18th, 2004

Look Good, Get Cancer?
August 2nd, 2004

Household Toxic Chemicals Not Adequately Regulated
July 14th, 2004

Purely Cosmetic?
by Jennifer HugetThe Washington Post
June 22nd, 2004
You're already counting calories or carbs, measuring your weight and your BMI, monitoring your blood pressure and cholesterol. Do you really need another health-related number to reckon with?

Making sure safety product is safe
June 18th, 2004

Carcinogens at the cosmetics counter
by Sue HutchisonSan Jose Mercury News (California)
June 15th, 2004

Dirty little beauty secrets
by Robin TroyMissoula Independent
June 10th, 2004

Site tells what's in products
by Roxanne WashingtonPlain Dealer Reporter
June 9th, 2004

Toiletries Could Contain Toxins
June 8th, 2004

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