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How safe are our cosmetics? (video)
CNN
December 12th, 2012
CNN's Holly Firfer takes a look at the cosmetics we use and whether their ingredients are safe.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports on 'who's naughty and who’s nice'
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
December 12th, 2012
The lobby group has compiled a report based on its’ ranking of retailers that it believes to be doing well, and not so well in terms of their commitment to cosmetics safety.

Could Your Shampoo or Body Lotion be Harmful to Your Health?
by Kate McPhersonKTVA
December 11th, 2012
How closely do you read the back of your lotion or sunscreen bottles? A report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says many big retailers are stocking cosmetics and other personal care items without an adequate screening policy.

Alaska toxins group issues warning to holiday shoppers
Alaska Dispatch
December 11th, 2012
With Christmas right the corner and holiday shopping on everyone's mind, a local environmental health group wants consumers to be aware of toxins in personal-care products.

Consumer group ranks retailers
WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh
December 11th, 2012
A consumer group says many everyday products contain harmful chemicals that can cause cancer, infertility or birth defects, and the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t have the authority to regulate them. Consumer investigator Robin Taylor learned safety advocates want retailers to be the gatekeepers.

Cosmetics Safety: Which Retailers are Naughty and Which are Nice?
by Lori Popkewitz AlperGroovy Green Livin'
December 11th, 2012
Want to know which retailers are naughty and which are nice when it comes to their commitment to cosmetics safety? Who is leading the market trend toward safer products and who’s lagging behind?

Report Ranks Retailers on Safe Cosmetics
by Amy WesterveltForbes
December 11th, 2012
After working with the industry for years to encourage the manufacture of non-toxic personal care products, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is now targeting retailers, encouraging them to make more space on shelves for the growing inventory of safe cosmetics.

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics ranks retailers' cosmetics safety policies
by Jessica RubinoNew Hope 360
December 11th, 2012
Known for its education and advocacy in the personal care industry, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics turned its attention to the cosmetics policies and practices of retailers in its latest report, Retailer Therapy, released today.

The best and worst places to buy safe cosmetics
by Jessica RubinoDelicious Living Blog
December 11th, 2012
With very weak FDA regulations on cosmetic ingredients in place, our retailers have an important responsibility to be the “gatekeepers,” according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. This means screening products for ingredients, offering safe alternatives and—perhaps most importantly—making all of their practices (the good and the bad) publicly available.

Does Lipstick Contain Lead? ‘GMA’ Tests Lipsticks and Lip Glosses
by Elisabeth Leamy and Vanessa WeberABC News
December 3rd, 2012
But have you ever thought about what’s in lipstick? “Good Morning America” wanted to know if lipstick contains lead, and whether it would be a problem if it did, so we commissioned our own tests.

Why Campaign for Safe Cosmetics?
by mizjoHubPages
November 27th, 2012
Learning from Kristi and many others like her, ex-victims of the toxic world created by the cosmetics companies, we can reduce the harm caused to us and to our precious earth.

The Manscape: The Dirt on Toxic Ingredients in Men’s Body Care Products
Environmental Defence
November 16th, 2012
Men are using more personal care products than ever before. But what’s actually in them?

Will this election create a safer cosmetics industry?
by Jessica RubinoNew Hope 360
November 6th, 2012
Okay, maybe cosmetics safety hasn't been top on either candidates’ agenda, but the fiery legislative battle emerging from the natural cosmetics industry rages on, and this election will likely have a significant impact.

Seven Tricks to Green Halloween
by Michele BergerForbes
October 30th, 2012
This year, why not swap one of them for something a little more eco-friendly, say making your own decorations or mixing up some homemade face paint?

Ten beauty health hazards
Gulf News
October 30th, 2012
We all like to look our best, but did you know your beauty routine could be bad for you? From salon treatments to everyday beauty procedures, check out how looking good can be bad for you

Clamping down on beauty product claims
by Alene DawsonLA Times
October 28th, 2012
Regulatory agencies such as the FDA and FTC and consumer websites are calling out companies for unsupported claims and doctored photos. Skepticism is in order.

Chemical link to early menopause
by Martin JohnstonThe New Zealand Herald
October 26th, 2012
Pthalates have been linked to early menopause in women.

Avon Claims to Fight Breast Cancer, But Are Its Products Safe?
by Lori ZimmerEcouterre
October 19th, 2012
As one of the more visible organizers of breast-cancer rallies across the United States, Avon talks a good game about “crusading” against the deadly disease, particularly when October rolls around. Yet the beauty firm has far to go before it walks the walk, according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Top 5 Green Halloween Costume Tips
by Claire MoshenbergMomsRising blog
October 12th, 2012
Try one of these tips to make your Halloween a little greener.

50 Shades of Green: Shampoo for Breakfast?
by Lindsay Hoganson303 Magazine
October 10th, 2012
Wearing makeup is like eating it… sorta, bear with me.

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