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J&Jís Aveeno Organic Harvest baby care product loses USDA NOP certification
by Simon PitmanCosmetics Design
October 10th, 2012
The USDA has confirmed that one of the products in the Johnson & Johnsonís Aveeno Baby Organic Harvest has lost NOP certification status on account of its formulation containing an unapproved ingredient.

Help the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Get More Companies to Follow in J&Jís Footsteps
by Britta Aragon Cinco Vidas blog
October 8th, 2012
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, with the help of the Breast Cancer Fund, is trying to capitalize on the momentum J&J started by getting other companies to make a similar pledge. Here are the details and how you can help!

The Cancer Lobby
by Nicholas D. KristofThe New York Times
October 6th, 2012
Who knew that carcinogens had their own lobby in Washington?

Skin bleaching creams linked to diabetes
by  Sola Okenla, RN, BSNThe Grio
October 4th, 2012
Use of skin bleaching creams may increase the risk of developing diabetes and other diseases, according to a study in Canadian Family Physician.

Unilever in court for misleading claims on its formaldehyde product line
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
October 1st, 2012
A Texas-based firm has filed a complaint against the global giant with regards to alleged false, deceptive and misleading claims in connection with its Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit.

Denmark bans four phthalates, despite EU decision
by Michelle YeomansCosmetics Design
August 29th, 2012
The Danish government has gone ahead and banned four industrial chemicals linked to disrupting the human endocrine system, despite the European Union's ruling to phase out phthalates.

Triclosan in antibacterial soaps studied
by Kathryn RoethelSan Francisco Chronicle
August 21st, 2012
There's insufficient evidence that antibacterial soaps are any better than plain soap and water. But what's especially troubling is that an antibacterial agent found in many of those soaps may have harmful health effects, several studies have shown.

A Guide to the Most Safe, Eco-Friendly Shampoos for All Hair Types
by Mia DavisEcoSalon.com
August 20th, 2012
Your brief guide for safe and eco-friendly shampoos.

J&J to remove harmful chemicals from adult products by 2015
Reuters
August 16th, 2012
Johnson & Johnson announced plans to eliminate several harmful chemicals like formaldehyde from its line of consumer products meant for adults by the end of 2015, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

J&J First to Promise Toxin-Free Products
by Daniel J. DeNoonWebMD
August 15th, 2012
Johnson & Johnson, maker of brands including Aveeno, Neutrogena, and Johnson's Baby Shampoo, says it will remove controversial chemicals from all its baby and adult products by 2015.

Johnson & Johnson Plans To Reformulate Products
CBS Local
August 15th, 2012
As part of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of advocacy groups are urging manufacturers to remove the worrisome chemicals.In response to this pressure, Johnson & Johnson is going to reformulate its products over the next three years.

J&J Removing Harsh Chemicals From Products by 2015
The Associated Press
August 15th, 2012
Johnson & Johnson plans to remove trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2 years.

Salon Week of Action in D.C.
Tousled
July 31st, 2012
Last week I had the honor of accompanying the National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to Washington, D.C. where we lobbied to pass the Safe Cosmetics Act in an attempt to protect salon workers and consumers from toxic chemicals.

How Safe Are Your Cosmetics?
by Rachel PomeranceUS News
July 31st, 2012
Examining the make up of our makeup

Salon workers rally on Hill for ban on Brazilian Blowout
by Jeremy P. JacobsE&E News
July 26th, 2012
More than a dozen salon workers from across the country descended on Washington, D.C., yesterday calling on lawmakers and regulators to ban the controversial hair straightening product Brazilian Blowout.

Sunscreen scandal: Ingredient used in major brands falsely marketed as non-nano
Friends of the Earth
July 24th, 2012
Finding raises health concerns for consumers in Australia and the U.S., sparks formal complaint

Chemicals in personal care products may increase risk of diabetes in women
Brigham and Women's Hospital
July 13th, 2012
Brigham and Women's Hospital study is the first to examine an association between phthalates and diabetes in a large population of American women

Green Good Housekeeping Seal: Criteria for Cleaning and Beauty Products
Good Housekeeping
July 10th, 2012
For the Beauty and Cleaning product categories, a product that earns the Green Good Housekeeping Seal cannot contain certain harmful ingredients or any ozone-depleting compounds (ODCs) above 0.001%, produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) above a certain threshold, or have been tested on animals within the last five years (unless required by government regulation).

EC deems formaldehyde equivalent unsafe for use in hair straighteners
by Andrew McDougallCosmetics Design
July 10th, 2012
The European Commission believes the use of methylene glycol/formaldehyde at 0.2 per cent formaldehyde equivalent is not considered safe in hair straighteners following a meeting held on the subject in June.

If looks could kill
CBS42
June 30th, 2012
A federal analysis of 400 popular shades of lipstick showed each contained trace amounts of lead. Still, the amount of lead found in 380 of the products tested was greater than the maximum 0.1 parts per million (ppm) allowed in candy bars.

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