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Maker of a Hair-Straightening Product Settles Lawsuit
by Andrew MartinNew York Times
March 5th, 2012
The manufacturer of the popular hair-straightening product Brazilian Blowout, the subject of government inquiries and health complaints, said on Monday that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about $4.5 million.

Cosmetic chemical hinders brain development in tadpoles
Brown University
March 1st, 2012
A new study finds that low concentrations of a chemical found in cosmetics has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles.

Brazilian Blowout Consumer Alert
ABC News - WCVB 5
March 1st, 2012
Do salons know "Brazilian Blowouts" contain a form of formaldehyde? Good Morning America used a hidden camera to find out.

Lead in lipstick: Are natural cosmetic brands at risk?
by Jessica RubinoNew Hope 360
February 29th, 2012
A 2007 study on lead in lipstick revealed a dirty little secret about cosmetics, and a recently released U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) follow up proves that the industry has yet to clean up heavy metal contamination. Lead still taints hundreds of lipsticks—including natural ones. But who’s to blame?

It’s All in the Kiss: The Tricky Love Affair of Lead and Lipstick
by Kelly HamiltonGreen Answers
February 24th, 2012
A series of recent news articles has been painting the cosmetics industry in a less than appealing light, raising an alarm with consumer protection and rights groups who are now asking that the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set limits on how much lead can be found in cosmetics.

Tester to FDA: Protect women from lipstick lead
Senator Jon Tester's Office
February 23rd, 2012
Senator Jon Tester is raising concerns about the rising levels of lead in lipstick, and wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ramp up efforts to protect women and children from lead exposure.

J&J CEO steps down
by Andrew McDougallCosmetics Design
February 22nd, 2012
Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon has announced his retirement and will be succeeded by Alex Gorsky at a time of mixed fortunes for the company.

Heavy Metals Found in Many Cosmetics: Not Listed on Labels
by Sarah B. WeirYahoo! News
February 22nd, 2012
In light of recent news that the FDA found lead in 400 brands of lipstick, Yahoo! Shine took a look at other products containing potentially hazardous ingredients. Historically, women have risked their health for beauty by using cosmetics laden with poisons.

Mercury Found in Skin-Lightening Cream Smuggled from Mexico
Fox News Latino
February 22nd, 2012
California health officials have found mercury in an illegal skin-lightening cream smuggled in from Mexico.

Does Your Favorite Lipstick Contain Lead?
by Lauren ArutePhiladelphia Weekly
February 21st, 2012
Though lead has been banned in paint since 1978 for its toxicity levels, you may be exposing yourself to it when you swipe on your favorite tube of lipstick, according to a recent MSNBC article.

Lead in lipstick, arsenic in eyeliner and cadmium in mascara: The ugly secrets that the beauty industry isn’t telling you
by Daisy DumasMail Online
February 21st, 2012

Natural Lipsticks Like Burt’s Bees Can Still Contain Lead
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Bliss Tree
February 17th, 2012
Yesterday, I mistakenly told you that Burt’s Bees made lead-free lipstick. Um, psych?

Can Your Lipstick Give You Lead Poisoning?!
Perez Hilton
February 14th, 2012
Beware when you give your love that Valentine's Day smooch!

Lipsticks, Perfumes May Be Hazardous to Health
by Mikaela ConleyABC News
February 14th, 2012
Beware of lipstick-stained lips before puckering up this Valentine’s Day. They could be covered in lead.

Could your Valentine's kiss give you lead poisoning?
by Mitch LipkaAlertNet
February 13th, 2012
If you're going to be on either end of a kiss this Valentine's Day, you might want to consider smooching bare-lipped. Most lipstick contains lead.

Brazilian Blowout to carry warning labels
Los Angeles Times
February 8th, 2012
The maker of the popular Brazilian Blowout hair-smoothing treatment has agreed to begin warning consumers and hairstylists that its products contain potentially hazardous formaldehyde, but some consumer advocates say that doesn't go far enough.

Fatal Attraction: Cosmetics and Chemicals [infographic]
by Chelsey KilzerDaily Infographic
February 7th, 2012
The cosmetic industry is self regulated and allows companies to include harmful chemicals, 89% of which have not been tested by the FDA.

Is that Lead in Your Lipstick? FDA Tests Reveal Raised Lead Levels in U.S. Lipsticks
by Amy WesterveltForbes
February 7th, 2012
In December 2011, the FDA updated its tests and posted the results on its website rather quietly. There are now two brands (Maybelline and L’Oreal) with lipsticks above California’s standard.

Wearing Scented Products Like Perfume or Cologne in Public Could Become Regulated
Fox Chicago
February 3rd, 2012

Planned Parenthood controversy also exposes Komen's corporate problem
by Susan PerryMinnPost
February 3rd, 2012
It looks like Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s defunding of Planned Parenthood's breast cancer services may have finally yanked the curtain aside and revealed what’s really been going on behind the scenes of that powerful and well-funded breast cancer organization.

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