|Soaps, makeup and other items contain deadly ingredients, say consumer advocates|
by Carolyn Butler, The Washington Post
January 30th, 2012
In the past few years I’ve become much more attuned to “clean” living — organic foods, limited sun exposure, filtered water — so when a friend suggested that many of the lotions and potions we apply to our skin are bad for us, I went through my family’s bathroom cabinets and began reading labels. It wasn’t pretty.
|Maker of Brazilian Blowout hair products agrees to settle Calif. lawsuit with labeling changes|
January 30th, 2012
The maker of a popular line of hair-straightening products has agreed to alert consumers that two of its formulations emit formaldehyde gas, a possible carcinogen, California’s attorney general announced Monday.
|J&J recalls Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion|
January 27th, 2012
Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it is recalling more than 2,000 tubes of its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion after U.S. regulators identified excessive levels of bacteria in a product sample.
|Environmental Chemical Exposure May Contribute To Childhood Obesity|
Medical News Today
January 24th, 2012
Researchers from the Children's Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between exposure to the chemical group known as phthalates and obesity in young children - including increased body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.
by Mary A. Fischer, Allure
January 23rd, 2012
Warning: A hot new hair-straightening treatment from Brazil could be a health hazard. But that hasn't stopped people from performing it.
|Know What's in Your Personal Care Products|
by Sheila Hollender, 7Gen Blog
Starting a new year always makes one think about the changes possible in one's daily life. At Seventh Generation we have always held the principle of ingredient disclosure in our products as a basic tenant of our business. To help you get the information on product ingredients in personal care products, we suggest the following sites:
|Perfume Ban in New Hampshire? State Explains Why|
by Joanna Douglas, Shine - Yahoo
January 19th, 2012
Many women love wearing perfume, but have you ever gotten a headache from someone who has sprayed on way too much of a scent you don't like?
|North grad takes aim at toxins|
by Amy DeMelia, The Sun Chronicle
January 16th, 2012
Darylle Sheehan is on a mission to rid everyday products of toxic chemicals.
|Raising a stink about the contents of fragrances|
by Tom Watson, The Seattle Times
January 13th, 2012
Fragrances evoke emotions and bring back memories, and we all have our favorites. But when they come in a bottle or a box, the reality is not so romantic. More than 3,000 different chemicals are used to create fragrances in cosmetics, household cleaners and other consumer products.
|Canadians Asked to Face the Facts About What They Put on Their Faces: National TV and online ads alert Canadians to the dangerous, undisclosed, substances in their cosmetics|
January 9th, 2012
Putting on makeup in the morning should not be a dangerous game. In a cheeky new ad campaign launched today, Environmental Defence, the environmental organization who led the charge for the ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles alerts Canadians to the many cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting and allergy-inducing substances contained in the personal care products they use every day. The campaign urges the federal government to ban harmful ingredients in cosmetics and to give the Canadian beauty industry a long overdue makeover.