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Stacy Malkan and Fran Drescher talk safe cosmetics
The Fran Drescher "Tawk" Show
December 3rd, 2010
Campaign co-founder Stacy Malkan sat down with Fran Drescher on Fran's new "Tawk" show to dish on safe cosmetics.

The proposed Safe Cosmetics Act 2010 could be a boon to green beauty
The Daily Green
December 1st, 2010
For decades, proponents of green cosmetics have warned that chemicals found in conventional cosmetics have the potential to cause serious health problems.

California sues Brazilian Blowout over high levels of formaldehyde initially found in Oregon
by Katy MuldoonThe Oregonian
November 11th, 2010
Lawyers have jumped into the tangled fray over Brazilian Blowout, the popular hair smoothing product found in tests conducted in Oregon to have dangerously high levels of formaldehyde.

Lead in lipstick not such a myth after all
by Nicole BrochuSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel
November 11th, 2010
The blogosphere is afire with entry after entry about the needless alarm spread by this "hoax e-mail" toward everyday products like makeup. But there's a reason it's still bouncing around inboxes from South Florida to South Africa — it's not all myth.

At some nail salons, feeling pretty and green
by Patricia Leigh BrownNew York Times
November 11th, 2010
The bottles of nail polish at the Nova Nail Spa include Sky Sparkle blue, Hot Blooded pink and I Feel The Earth Move brown. But the predominant color at Kim Pham’s chic salon is health-conscious green.

Warning: Toxic formaldehyde found in popular hair treatments known as Brazilian Blowouts
by Siobhan O'ConnorThe Daily Green
November 10th, 2010
Stacy Malkan with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of "Not Just a Pretty Face" told us that "Canada has already pulled the products from salons -- here in the U.S., FDA has done nothing."

Attorney general targets Brazilian Blowout over chemical
by Christina JewettCalifornia Watch
November 10th, 2010
The California attorney general's office filed a lawsuit today alleging that the company that makes the Brazilian Blowout hair-straightening product failed to warn consumers that its solution contains a cancer-causing chemical, despite company claims that it is "formaldehyde-free."

Brazilian Blowout blowup
by Sandy BauersPhiladelphia Inquirer's GreenSpace blog
November 9th, 2010
The manufacturer claims, "No Damage! and No harsh chemicals! CONTAINS NO FORMALDEHYDE!!"

Natural skin care company Weleda backs Safe Cosmetics Act
by Emily
November 4th, 2010
Skin care company Weleda has teamed up with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and used its tour of the U.S as an opportunity to raise awareness of the Safe Cosmetics Act.

Ask Umbra addresses environmental links to breast cancer
by Umbra
November 1st, 2010
Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be over now, but that doesn't keep a reader from worrying that he's a boob for not knowing more about the connection between breast cancer and environmental factors.

Wash. compiles list of chemicals toxic to children
by Phuong LeAssociated Press
October 26th, 2010
Johnson & Johnson, Mattel Inc. and other manufacturers of children's products would be required to report whether toys, cosmetics, jewelry, apparel and other items contain certain harmful chemicals, under new rules proposed by Washington state.

Study: Scented consumer products emit toxic chemicals
by Wendy KochUSA Today Green House blog
October 26th, 2010
Widely used scented products – including those that claim to be "green" – emit many chemicals not listed on the label, including some considered toxic and possibly carcinogenic, a study today says.

U.S. asked to probe 'formaldehyde free' claim by hair-product maker
by Gayathri VaidyanathanE&E News
October 6th, 2010
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is urging two federal agencies to investigate a hair-care product that Oregon regulators say contain high levels of formaldehyde.

Perfume protest: Teens storm 'toxic' Abercrombie & Fitch
by Allie TownsendTime Magazine's News Feed blog
October 4th, 2010
Ridiculous teen franchise finally protested for being ridiculous? Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Teens protest A&F for their use of harmful fragrance
by Perez HiltonCoco Perez
October 4th, 2010
According to a new study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, A&F’s fragrance Fierce “contains many hidden chemicals that post a health risk.”

Teens storm Abercrombie & Fitch store to protest toxic perfume
by Virginia Sole-SmithLemondrop
October 1st, 2010
If you're over the age of 25, you know it's pretty much impossible to go in Abercrombie & Fitch without gagging. "They made us spray the signature scents every 20 minutes like clockwork, so the store always smells," reports a former employee.

Teens decry "sperm-killing" perfume at Abercrombie & Fitch
by Matt BaumeKNTV-NBC Bay Area
September 30th, 2010
What's the link between the sexy atmosphere at Abercrombie & Fitch and millions upon millions of dead sperm? According to a dozen teenage protesters at a downtown retail outlet, it's all about the fragrance.

Green teens get 'Fierce' at A&F
by Katharine MieszkowskiThe Bay Citizen
September 29th, 2010
Teen protesters briefly shut down the Abercrombie & Fitch store on Market Street in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon. Their unlikely cause: the retailer’s practice of perfuming the air in its stores.

Why your natural, organic soap, cosmetics and other personal care products may be bad for you
by Jill RichardsonAlterNet
September 20th, 2010
It all began with toxic nail polish... [E]nvironmental groups then wondered what other chemicals were used in the cosmetics and personal care products that we put on our bodies every day. A lot, as it turns out.

Do 'hypoallergenic' products really cause fewer allergies?
by Kiera ButlerMother Jones
September 20th, 2010
I've always chosen soaps and lotions labeled "hypoallergenic." That label means they won't cause me to have an allergic reaction, right?

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