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Film Release: The Story of Cosmetics
July 21st, 2010
On July 21st – in anticipation of soon-to-be-introduced Congressional legislation to regulate personal care products – The Story of Stuff Project will release "The Story of Cosmetics," a 7-minute animated movie.

Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics: New Legislation to Prevent Exposure
July 21st, 2010
Today, Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, (HR 5786), which gives the Food and Drug Administration authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients.

Secret Chemicals Revealed in Celebrity Perfumes, Teen Body Sprays
May 12th, 2010
A new analysis reveals that top-selling fragrance products contain chemicals not listed on labels, multiple chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions or disrupt hormones, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety.

Procter & Gamble to Reduce Toxic Chemical in Herbal Essences Shampoo
March 12th, 2010
Procter & Gamble will reformulate 18 shampoos in its Herbal Essences line to reduce levels of the cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane, according to a preliminary agreement.

Fragrance Chemicals Found in Infant Cord Blood
December 2nd, 2009
Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group and Rachel’s Network have detected synthetic fragrance chemicals for the first time in the umbilical cord blood of U.S. newborns.

Halloween Face Paints Contain Lead, Heavy Metals Linked to Skin Allergies
October 27th, 2009
New product tests reveal that some children's face paints contain lead, which can impact brain development at extremely low doses, as well as nickel, cobalt and chromium, which can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.

New Concerns Raised About Chemical in Leading Baby Shampoo
September 22nd, 2009
A peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association raises fresh concerns that a chemical preservative used in America’s leading baby shampoo may be causing increased rates of allergic contact dermatitis.

FDA Study: Lead Levels in Lipstick Much Higher than Previously Reported
September 1st, 2009
A new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found lead in lipstick at levels much higher than those detected by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in a 2007 study that received international attention.

Parents, Doctors, Nurses to Johnson & Johnson: Make Safer Baby Products
May 26th, 2009
More than 40 organizations representing 1.7 million parents, health care providers and environmental health advocates delivered a letter today to Johnson & Johnson urging the company to remove toxic ingredients from its popular baby products.

New Federal Legislation Targets Toxic Chemicals in Baby Bath Products
April 29th, 2009
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has introduced the Safe Baby Products Act to protect little ones from hazardous contaminants in children's personal care products.

Toxic Chemicals in Children's Bath Products Trigger International Outcry
March 19th, 2009
The governments of China and Vietnam are conducting their own safety tests on some baby bath products found to be contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.

Children's Bath Products Contaminated with Formaldehyde, 1,4-Dioxane
March 12th, 2009
Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product tests released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

FDA Fails to Protect: Remains Silent About Lead in Lipstick
February 9th, 2009
More than a year after we found lead in lipstick, the FDA has still not released the results of its own testing.

New Product Tests Reveal Beauty Companies Are Removing Toxic Phthalates
December 9th, 2008
Under pressure from consumer advocates and regulators, some leading beauty companies are using fewer toxic chemicals than they did a few years ago, according to new product tests released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Recognized for Corporate Campaign Successes
October 22nd, 2008
The Business Ethics Network has awarded the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics a Path to Victory Award, which recognizes innovative and creative approaches to holding corporations responsible for the negative effects of their business practices.

Hormone-disrupting Cosmetics Chemicals Found in Teen Girls
September 26th, 2008
Campaign partner the Environmental Working Group tested teen girls for common cosmetic chemicals in their bodies – and found 16.

Beauty Industry Lobbies to Keep Lead in Lipstick
June 26th, 2008
After passing the full California Senate, a bill to ban lead in lipstick was narrowly defeated in the Assembly Health Committee this week under intense lobby pressure from the cosmetics industry.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Statement About California Proposition 65 Lawsuit on 1,4-dioxane Contamination
June 18th, 2008
On May 29, the Attorney General’s Office in California filed a lawsuit against manufacturers of some of the contaminated brands for failing to provide a warning label on products as required by the state’s Proposition 65.

California Senate Votes to Ban Lead in Lipstick
June 5th, 2008
The California State Senate has approved the first bill in the nation that bans lead, a known neurotoxin, in lipstick. Senate Bill 1712, authored by State Sen. Carole Migden, passed the California Senate on a vote of 22-17 on May 29.

Book About Toxic Beauty Products Wins Independent Publishing Award
June 4th, 2008
"Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry" by Stacy Malkan, which tells the inside story of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, received a 2008 Silver Medal IPPY in the category of Health/Medicine/Nutrition from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.