by Emily Starbuck Crone
June 10, 2015

Americans have long shown interest in learning where their food comes from and what’s in it. But only recently have consumers begun to show similar interest in skin and beauty products.

“The $71 billion personal care product industry in the United States is largely unregulated,” says Janet Nudelman, director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund. “Products you buy at your local retailer, from baby shampoo to lipstick to moisturizers, can contain chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, infertility and other chronic diseases.”

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