U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps, Says "No Scientific Evidence" They Work

Photo by Corbis It’s time to wash our hands of antibacterial soaps. In a final ruling on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it’s banning the sale…

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It's Time to Update Our 80-Year-Old Cosmetics, Personal-Care Safety Laws

Photo by Karina Carvalho/Unsplash Years in the making, the battle for cosmetics reform legislation is slowly making headway to make cosmetics safer for American consumers. New bills…

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Cosmetics Makers Back Off FDA Plan to Tighten U.S. Safety Regulations

Photo by Shutterstock The future of cosmetics in the United States may not be as safe as hoped. The Personal Care Products Council, which includes some of the world’s biggest cosmetic…

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How Much Lead is in Your Lipstick? FDA Study Uncovers Worst Offenders

Photo by Shutterstock The quest for the perfect red pucker may not be all that cracked up to be. In a recent investigation of lip products commonly found in drug and department stores…

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Spray-Tanning Could Cause Cancer, Warns New Report

Photo by Shutterstock Contrary to popular wisdom, a spray tan isn’t less dangerous than exposing yourself to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it might actually be worse. A panel of…

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FDA Proposes New Guidelines for Nanoparticles in Food, Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock Nanomaterials wield the promise of amazing technological advancements, yet we know precious little about its effects on the human body. In response to mounting…

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Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011: What It Means for the Beauty Industry and You

Photo by clarita The beauty industry is one of the few industries where harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, heavy metals, and lead are allowed as ingredients. This current trend…

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