toxic cosmetics

This Common Cosmetic Ingredient May Be More Toxic Than We Thought

Photo by Agberto Guimaraes/Unsplash Butylparaben, a common preservative found in cosmetics and skincare products, could have more severe effects on the body’s endocrine system…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $72 Mil in Suit Claiming Baby Powder Caused Cancer

Photo by Shutterstock A Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using…

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34 Worst Sunscreens to Have in Your Beach Bag

Photo by Shutterstock Like Batman and Robin or Thelma and Louise, skin cancer and sun exposure go hand in hand. Yet a full 80 percent of 1,700 sunscreens on the American market not…

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Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing "Trade Secret" Status

Photo by Shutterstock Twenty-two cosmetics companies are attempting to foil the new California Safe Cosmetics Program Database by applying for trade secret status to cover up revealing…

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Top 7 Eco-Beauty Milestones of 2012 (Vote for Most Ground-Breaking!)

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Avon Claims to Fight Breast Cancer, But Are Its Products Safe?

Photo by Veronika Matejkova/Shutterstock As one of the more visible organizers of breast-cancer rallies across the United States, Avon talks a good game about “crusading”…

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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Could Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Photo by Shutterstock Lifeguards brandish their white-streaked noses like badges of honor, but the same sunscreen ingredient designed to protect us from skin cancer could in fact be…

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Say What? Neon Nail Polish is Technically Illegal in United States

Photo by Shutterstock Neon manicures aren’t just controversial, they could also be illegal—and we don’t mean in the “crime of fashion” sense. The reason?…

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Industry Dominated Historic Congressional Hearing on Toxic Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee may have convened the first Congressional hearing on cosmetics safety in more than 30 years, but the…

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Congress to Hold First Hearing on Cosmetics Safety in Over 30 Years

Mercury in face creams. Formaldehyde in hair products. Lead in lipstick. It’s about time lawmakers paid attention. For the first time in 30 years, the House Energy and Commerce…

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