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Products That May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
by Nora
December 23rd, 2008
Individual products contain only small amounts of hormone-disrupting chemicals, if they do at all. But there is growing concern about the ubiquity of such agents in cosmetics, household products, and certain plastics, which may cumulatively have an estrogenic effect.

Government Fails to Assess Potential Dangers of Nanotechnology
by David BielloScientific American
December 18th, 2008
Scientists charge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government agencies are failing to assess the potential dangers of puny particles.

Poison perfume: Now less poisonous
by Sielgreen LA girl
December 11th, 2008
Of course, that doesn’t mean Poison’s perfectly safe. Perfumes, in general, can contain lots of scary chemicals.

Fewer phthalates found in perfume, similar products
by Liz SzaboUSA Today
December 9th, 2008
Some manufacturers are removing or reducing their use of hormone-like ingredients called phthalates, commonly found in fragrances, according to a study released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Cosmetic companies using fewer plastics additives — report
by Sara GoodmanGreenwire
December 9th, 2008
Some beauty companies are using fewer controversial plastics additives in their products, according to a report released today by a coalition of advocacy groups.

Good phthalate news & top green lip balms
by Alexandra Zissu Plenty Magazine
December 9th, 2008
Recently banned by Congress from children's toys, hormone-disrupting phthalates are now, according to a study released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, being quietly phased out of cosmetics, too.

Beauty Industry Removing Phthalates from Cosmetics
by Dan ShapleyThe Daily Green
December 9th, 2008
While several brands continue to use chemicals that consumer and health advocates say are too risky, some leading beauty companies have are using fewer controversial chemicals, according to a new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

GirlTalk podcast with Mia Davis of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
GirlTalk Radio
December 1st, 2008

Not Cosmetic Accusations
by Russell MokhiberMultinational Monitor
December 1st, 2008
If your director of regulatory affairs becomes a whistleblower, you have a problem. L’Oreal USA has a problem.

Personal care products might contain harmful chemicals
by Edward M. EveldKansas City Star
November 28th, 2008
The health questions boil down to two. What happens to the body after the skin absorbs certain compounds day after day, year after year? What happens to the environment as chemicals from these products are washed down the drain?

Cosmetics and Breast Cancer: Should Teens Ditch the Makeup?
by Michael
November 26th, 2008
A new report found teenage girls' bodies contained the same potentially hormone-altering chemicals found in many cosmetics.

Gidget Goes Green: How My Journey Started
Green and Clean Mom
October 14th, 2008
When my daughter was born, I bought and used the well-known products that most parents use, the common brands of lotions and soaps, the standard baby furniture and linens, the cute clothes that were given as gifts. I planned to make my own baby food, and maybe even buy organic foods, but I was totally unaware of the toxicity of everyday name brands and common personal care products, even the ones that claimed to be “natural.”

Spin Cycle
by Tasha GreenMen's Vogue
September 30th, 2008
The health risks of grooming products are finally bubbling to the surface. Can a $100 billion industry go green?

"Toxins in Make-Up" Interview with Stacy Malkan
by Sherry BeallHealthy Planet, Healthy Me! on KPFA-FM
September 25th, 2008
Join Sherry Beall on "Healthy Planet, Healthy Me!" as she talks with Stacy Malkan about the hidden toxic componets that the beauty industry is trying to keep out of the public eye.

A Greener Future, Part 2: Most industries remain dependent on hazardous substances
by Marla ConeLos Angeles Times
September 19th, 2008
Many obstacles, including insufficient investment and lack of training, keep scientists from embracing green chemistry and designing safer substitutes for the vast majority of compounds in use today.

A Greener Future, Part 1: Products derived from natural, nontoxic ingredients – once seen as fringe – are now mainstream
by Marla ConeLos Angeles Times
September 14th, 2008
Innovations in designing green chemicals are emerging in nearly every U.S. industry, from plastics and pesticides to toys and nail polish.

In beauty, or in health?
by Tania SoussanAlbuquerque Journal
September 7th, 2008
OK, looks can't really kill, but what if the stuff that makes you look good could make you really sick?

Chemical Reaction
by Steve HermanGlobal Cosmetic Industry
September 1st, 2008
There is a significant group who take issue with the safety of many chemicals used in personal care products, and especially some specific components such as parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

Beauty Secrets
by Jacqueline HoutonBitch Magazine
September 1st, 2008
These days, more and more personal care products are promising to harness the power of nature to beautify us from the inside out. Makeup doesn’t merely make us look good, we’re told — now it’s good for us, too.

Getting started with safe, organic cosmetics
by Susan Chaityn
September 1st, 2008
You’re pretty vigilant about what you put inside of your body — but how about what you put on it?

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