|Chemical Linked to Reproductive Harm Is Getting into Babies from Shampoo, Lotion and Powder, New Study Suggests|
February 4th, 2008
The use of powder, lotions and shampoo on infants markedly increased the levels of phthalates found in the babies’ urine, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers published today in the journal Pediatrics.
|SENS. KERRY, BOXER AND FEINSTEIN CALL ON FDA TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM LEVEL FOR LEAD IN LIPSTICK|
December 3rd, 2007
Three U.S. Senators are urging the FDA to test a wide range of lipstick brands for the presence of lead and to limit lead in cosmetics.
|AVON, L’OREAL AND PROCTER & GAMBLE CHALLENGED OVER LACK OF COSMETICS SAFETY |
November 9th, 2007
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics took out a full page newspaper ad today that highlights concerns about the safety of chemical ingredients used in cosmetics products, and challenges major U.S. companies over their use of ingredients suspected to cause cancer or birth defects.
|L'OREAL: GET THE LEAD OUT|
October 18th, 2007
Women’s, health and environmental groups today called on L’Oreal to reformulate its lipsticks to remove lead.
|NEW PRODUCT TESTS FIND LEAD IN LIPSTICK|
October 11th, 2007
Toys made in China aren’t the only products laced with dangerous heavy metals: lipstick manufactured in the United States and used daily by millions of American women also contains surprisingly high levels of lead, according to new product tests released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
|NEW BOOK EXPOSES THE UGLY SIDE OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY|
October 2nd, 2007
A new, just-off-the-presses book by Stacy Malkan – "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry" (New Society Publishers, October 2007), reveals the toxic truth about the personal care products used daily by women, men, teenagers and children.
|FDA, COSMETICS INDUSTRY LOCK OUT CONSUMER, PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS FROM MEETING|
September 26th, 2007
As FDA officials and the cosmetics industry prepared to huddle behind closed doors without input from outside groups to discuss "regulatory obstacles" between countries, Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the results of a new investigation that found literally hundreds of cosmetics sold in the U.S. contain chemicals the industry itself has determined to be unsafe even when used as directed.
|SKIN DEEP 3.0 REVEALS INGREDIENTS IN 25,000 PRODUCTS|
May 15th, 2007
Most people think that the ingredients in personal care and cosmetic products are safety tested before they are sold. But there is no such requirement in federal law.
|LEADING NAIL POLISH MANUFACTURER REMOVES TOXIC INGREDIENTS|
March 29th, 2007
Facing pressure from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, top nail polish manufacturer OPI Products, Inc. announced that it has begun removing toluene, a hazardous solvent, from its products. This follows announcements from the company that it would no longer use dibutyl phthalate or formaldehyde.
|CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL FOUND IN CHILDREN'S BATH PRODUCTS |
February 8th, 2007
A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products and adults’ personal care products, in some cases at levels that are more than twice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s lenient recommended maximum.
|500 COSMETICS COMPANIES PLEDGE TO MAKE SAFER HEALTH AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS|
January 25th, 2007
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced today that more than 500 cosmetics and body care products companies have promised to eliminate toxic ingredients from their products worldwide.
|NAIL POLISHES TO BECOME A LITTLE SAFER |
August 30th, 2006
Facing mounting criticism from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, three major nail polish manufacturers acknowledged this week that they have begun removing some chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects from their products.
|"MISS TREATMENT" AD TAKES THE SHINE OFF OPI NAIL POLISH |
June 22nd, 2006
Don’t hold your breath waiting for nail polishes with names like “I Didn’t Know Carcinogens Came in Coral” and “Formaldehyde Formal.” Although they may as well be sold on the beauty aisle.
|CONSUMERS PRESS OPI TO GIVE ITS NAIL POLISH A MAKEOVER |
April 19th, 2006
Women across the country are speaking out against a popular nail polish brand known for its wacky shade names such as “Blushingham Palace” and “I’m Not Really A Waitress.”
|GUSTER CONSCIOUSNESS TOUR ROCKS STUDENT ACTIVISTS |
April 18th, 2006
The Breast Cancer Fund has joined Clif Bar and LUNA in a coordinated effort to bridge two enduring interests of college students: social change and music. As part of their sponsorship of the Guster Campus Consciousness Tour, LUNA is helping concertgoers understand that what people put on their bodies is just as important as what they put in them.
|300 COSMETICS AND BODY CARE COMPANIES PLEDGE TO MAKE SAFER PRODUCTS |
March 28th, 2006
More than 300 cosmetics and body care products companies have promised to replace ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption and other negative health effects with safer alternatives.
|GOVERNOR SIGNS SAFE COSMETICS BILL|
October 8th, 2005
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics celebrates the victory of the California Safe Cosmetics bill — the nation's first state law on chemicals in cosmetics. Companies will now have to notify the state when they use chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.
|STUDY FINDS INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION BEGINS IN THE WOMB, HUNDREDS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS MEASURED IN NEWBORN BABIES|
July 14th, 2005
Not long ago, scientists believed that babies in the womb were largely protected from most toxic chemicals. A new study helps confirm an opposite view: that chemical exposure begins in the womb, as hundreds of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides are pumped back and forth from mother to baby through umbilical cord blood.
|CAMPAIGN RELEASES STATEMENT ON NEW STUDY THAT FINDS GENITAL ABNORMALITIES IN BOYS DUE TO PHTHALATES EXPOSURE|
May 27th, 2005
Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist at the University of Rochester, has released the results of the first human study linking phthalate exposure to birth defects in male babies.
|AVON CORPORATION VOTES DOWN RESOLUTION TO IMPROVE PRODUCT SAFETY|
May 21st, 2005
At Avon Corporation’s annual meeting in New York on May 5, shareholders asked the company to reformulate cosmetics products sold in the United States and other world markets to meet tougher European standards.