|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.N, DragonFly 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 Ryckman, Rocky 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 Writer, San 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 Herrick, Wall 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. Cowen, Christian Science Monitor
December 16th, 2004
|A Makeover for the Cosmetics Industry |
by MARK SCHAPIRO, Excerpted 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
by Jennifer Huget, The 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|
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL BOARD
June 18th, 2004
|Carcinogens at the cosmetics counter|
by Sue Hutchison, San Jose Mercury News (California)
June 15th, 2004
|Dirty little beauty secrets|
by Robin Troy, Missoula Independent
June 10th, 2004
|Site tells what's in products|
by Roxanne Washington, Plain Dealer Reporter
June 9th, 2004
|Toiletries Could Contain Toxins|
by SANDY KLEFFMAN, CONTRA COSTA TIMES
June 8th, 2004
|Grooming products' contents untested|
by JANE KAY, San Francisco Chronicle
June 8th, 2004