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Toxins Found in "Toxin-Free" Nail Polish: Another Reason Beauty Regulation Needs a Makeover
by Virginia Sole-SmithSlate
April 13th, 2012
Back in 2006, the nascent eco-health movement scored what seemed like a major victory: OPI, Essie and several other brands of nail polish agreed to remove a "toxic trio" of chemicals from their products

Study finds hazardous chemicals in some nail polish
by Erin AlldaySan Francisco Chronicle
April 11th, 2012
Nail polishes that claim to be free of harsh chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and fertility problems may contain the hazardous ingredients anyway, according to a state study released Tuesday.

Even Nail Polishes Labeled "Natural" May Not Be
by Dan ShapleyThe Daily Green
April 11th, 2012
A study finds toxic substances in many nail polishes that claim to be free of harmful ingredients.

QR code aids ingredient disclosure
Personal Care Magazine
April 10th, 2012
Floratech announces an innovative web-based service which provides full ingredient disclosure via a QR (Quick Response) code printed on the product label. Scanning the code leads to a rich menu of useful information about the raw material, in essence providing full product disclosure from the label.

California finds dangerous chemicals in nail polishes advertised as nontoxic
by Associated PressThe Washington Post
April 10th, 2012
Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, state chemical regulators said Tuesday.

Industry research finds formaldehyde exposure not a problem for consumers in cosmetics
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
April 5th, 2012

The Hidden Risks of Using Lipstick
AOL Video
April 5th, 2012
The Doctors reveal the hidden dangers of lipstick, and how to stay safe.

Early Puberty in Girls – Is There a Connection to Plastics?
by Mike SchadeCenter for Health, Environment, and Justice
April 2nd, 2012
Yesterday, the NY Times Magazine ran a fascinating yet disturbing story about a growing trend – young girls going through puberty, way before their time. In the story, the Times explores how early puberty is effecting girls and their families across the country, and what parents, doctors and scientists are doing to address this troubling issue.

Dangerous Moment: Industry plots to keep products toxic
by Lisa ArcherNot Just A Pretty Face
March 30th, 2012
“I have loved every minute of my career as a stylist until Brazilian Blowout completely changed my life. Our laws are obviously broken. We are pleading for you to help protect our health and our livelihood.” – Jennifer Arce, written testimony to Energy and Commerce Committee’s March 27 hearing on cosmetics safety.

Do you want this guy writing the rules for cosmetics safety?
by Stacy MalkanNot Just a Pretty Face
March 30th, 2012
Peter Barton Hutt of Covington and Burling, LLP, representing the biggest beauty corporations, testified before Congress this week that his clients’ products are perfectly safe and there’s no need to worry about silly little things like carcinogens in baby shampoo (we’re paraphrasing here).

As FDA Rejects BPA Ban, Congress Looks Set To Punt On Chemical Reform
by Amy WesterveltForbes
March 30th, 2012
It’s quite the week for chemicals regulation. The FDA is set to rule on whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging today (check back here for an update when the ruling comes through), and the House began hearings on overhauling the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act earlier this week that seemed heavily weighted toward supporting industry over regulation.

A Study of Boston Nail Salons
by Meda KisivuliThe Mayor's Health Line Blog
March 30th, 2012
A recent study on the Indoor Air Quality of Boston Nail Salons conducted by Brandeis University students from the Environmental Health and Justice Program revealed that a high percentage of toxic chemicals and fine particles are found in nail salon air.

Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?
by Elizabeth WeilNew York Times Magazine
March 30th, 2012
One day last year when her daughter, Ainsley, was 9, Tracee Sioux pulled her out of her elementary school in Fort Collins, Colo., and drove her an hour south, to Longmont, in hopes of finding a satisfying reason that Ainsley began growing pubic hair at age 6.

Lawmakers Want FDA to Regulate Cosmetics
by Janie LorberRoll Call
March 29th, 2012
There’s formaldehyde in your Brazilian Blowout, lead in your Grecian Formula hair dye and who knows what in your perfume. Certainly not the government.

Starting Early, and Young
by Shivani VoraNew York Times
March 28th, 2012
DR. AMI SHAH NAGARAJAN, 38, a specialist in integrative medicine who lives in Manhattan, estimates that she spends $150 a month on Mustela and California Baby products for her 3-year-old twins. “I spend more on my kids than I do for myself,” she said. “It’s worth it to me to get something pure for them.”

At trailblazing hearing on cosmetics, congressmen bounce ideas off FDA
by Gabriel NelsonE&E News
March 28th, 2012
It's rare for businesses to ask Washington to hit them with new regulations, but that's exactly what the members of the Personal Care Products Council did yesterday.

Common toothpaste additive triclosan to be deemed toxic to environment
by Sarah SchmidtEdmonton Journal
March 27th, 2012
The federal government is set to declare a bacteria killer found in many toothpastes, mouthwashes and anti-bacterial soaps as toxic to the environment, a move which could see the use of the chemical curtailed sharply, Postmedia News has learned.

Are 'brighteners' bottling the idea of fair beauty?
by Vanessa GrecoCTV News
March 25th, 2012
Boutique shelves have long been stocked with the promise of bolder lashes, fuller lips, clearer skin and countless other products branded with aspirational adjectives.

The 3 main sources of chemicals in your home
by Rodale NewsMother Nature Network
March 22nd, 2012
Ever wonder what's exposing you to the highest levels of chemicals? A new study hopes to give you an answer.

FDA carries out asbestos tests in cosmetic talc after concerns are raised
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
March 21st, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced it recently carried out tests on certain cosmetic products containing talc after general concerns about the possible presence of asbestos were raised.

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