|Chuck Norris takes on toxic suds in baby shampoo|
by Chuck Norris, WND
June 30th, 2012
Discovers America's trust in 'no more tears' may be unfounded
|Discount Retail Chains Importing PVC Packaging in Violation of State Laws|
Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse
June 29th, 2012
For one brand of personal care products, eleven PVC packages were tested, including three different products purchased in 7 states over several months, and all failed for excessive cadmium.
|How to avoid chemicals in common baby products
by Julie Revelant, Fox
June 27th, 2012
Your baby smells even more beautiful after her bath, but as you wash her hair, lather her up with soap, and then slather on lotion, you could actually be exposing her to toxic chemicals.
|Phthalate, Environmental Chemical Is Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity|
June 26th, 2012
Obese children show greater exposure than nonobese children to a phthalate, a chemical used to soften plastics in some children's toys and many household products, according to a new study, which found that the obesity risk increases according to the level of the chemical found in the bloodstream.
|Ethnic cosmetics market is doing well despite recession, says market researcher |
by Michelle Yeoman, Cosmetics Design
June 25th, 2012
According to a recent report by US market researcher, Packaged Facts, the market for cosmetic products aimed at consumers of ethnic origin is fast growing as figures reveal it rose to $3 billion in 2011.
|Antibacterials in Personal-Care Products Linked to Allergy Risk in Children|
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
June 18th, 2012
Exposure to common antibacterial chemicals and preservatives found in soap, toothpaste, mouthwash and other personal-care products may make children more prone to a wide range of food and environmental allergies, according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
|One Down, The Rest Of My (Long) Life To Go |
by Alejandra Owens, AARP Blog
June 15th, 2012
One year ago this month, I heard the words that turned my world upside down. “You have breast cancer.”
|Spray Tan Risks: Dihydroxyacetone Chemical Could Damage DNA, ABC News Finds |
June 13th, 2012
A chemical in spray tan could possibly alter and damage DNA, according to an investigation by ABC News.
|Laying down the law on nanotechnology|
by Steven Vaughan, The Guardian
June 11th, 2012
Regulating nanotechnology is fraught with difficulties. Current environmental law simply doesn't apply on the nano-scale
|Markey to FDA: Stop Use of Toxic Chemical in Children’s Shampoo|
Congressman Ed Markey
May 31st, 2012
Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt the use of the insecticide lindane in pharmaceutical treatments for head lice in children.
|Black Women’s Transitions to Natural Hair|
by Zina Saro-Wiwa, The New York Times
May 31st, 2012
A video on black women's decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners.
|Industry Front-Group trying to look like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics |
by Danika Carter, Greenwala
May 31st, 2012
The saying goes, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." If that's true, then the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics must be feeling very flattered these days.
|The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics – Empowering Consumers to Make Healthy Choices|
by Claudia Mosby, North State Parent
May 29th, 2012
Last March celebrity tabloids were abuzz when toddler Vivienne Jolie-Pitt was spotted wearing lipstick in public. Observers were decidedly focused on the appropriateness of the 3-year-old’s “dress up” demeanor. Noticeably absent were comments about the health risks of exposing a child so young to potential lead contaminants contained in the lipstick.
|Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Childhood Obesity|
Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates
May 25th, 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.
|If You Knew the Danger, Would You Buy it? |
by Indie Lee, The Huffington Post
May 18th, 2012
What surprises me is that many consumers pay so much attention to the ingredients that go into their food but so little attention to what goes on their skin, their largest organ.
|First-of-kind data find toxic chemical widespread in Canadian adults |
May 16th, 2012
The first data on levels of the chemical triclosan were released today to reveal widespread body pollution in Canadian adults. Seven of eight people tested had the antibacterial chemical in their bodies—with levels higher than those toxic to fish and algae.
|FDA warns of skin creams, lotions tainted with mercury|
by Michael Finney, ABC 7
May 16th, 2012
Concern about the safety of cosmetics and the amount of chemicals in them is growing in Congress. This follows a warning by the Food & Drug Administration about dangerous levels of mercury found in some anti-aging skin lightening creams, lotions and soaps from foreign countries.
|Sunscreen Ingredient May Be Linked to Endometriosis|
May 9th, 2012
Scientists are reporting a possible link between the use of sunscreen containing a certain ingredient that mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen and an increased risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.
|This Mother’s Day, Clean Up the Toxic Cosmetics Aisle
by Lisa Archer, Healthy Child Healthy World blog
May 9th, 2012
Since I lost my mother to breast cancer at the age of 18, I have usually spent Mother’s Day outdoors in one of her favorite spots, reflecting on what an amazing human being she was, and creating intentions for the coming year around how to live my life in a way that would make her proud.
|Sustained pressure by non-profits forces change in FDA nanotech policy|
Friends of the Earth
May 3rd, 2012
Several leading non-profits working on nanotechnology oversight issued a statement responding to recent steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that represent marginal progress toward regulation of products made with this new technology.