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Laying down the law on nanotechnology
by Steven VaughanThe Guardian
June 11th, 2012
Regulating nanotechnology is fraught with difficulties. Current environmental law simply doesn't apply on the nano-scale

Markey to FDA: Stop Use of Toxic Chemical in Children’s Shampoo
Congressman Ed Markey
May 31st, 2012
Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt the use of the insecticide lindane in pharmaceutical treatments for head lice in children.

Black Women’s Transitions to Natural Hair
by Zina Saro-WiwaThe New York Times
May 31st, 2012
A video on black women's decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners.

Industry Front-Group trying to look like Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
by Danika CarterGreenwala
May 31st, 2012
The saying goes, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." If that's true, then the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics must be feeling very flattered these days.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics – Empowering Consumers to Make Healthy Choices
by Claudia MosbyNorth State Parent
May 29th, 2012
Last March celebrity tabloids were abuzz when toddler Vivienne Jolie-Pitt was spotted wearing lipstick in public. Observers were decidedly focused on the appropriateness of the 3-year-old’s “dress up” demeanor. Noticeably absent were comments about the health risks of exposing a child so young to potential lead contaminants contained in the lipstick.

Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Childhood Obesity
Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates
May 25th, 2012
Researchers from the Children's Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between exposure to the chemical group known as phthalates and obesity in young children – including increased body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.

If You Knew the Danger, Would You Buy it?
by Indie LeeThe Huffington Post
May 18th, 2012
What surprises me is that many consumers pay so much attention to the ingredients that go into their food but so little attention to what goes on their skin, their largest organ.

First-of-kind data find toxic chemical widespread in Canadian adults
Environmental Defence
May 16th, 2012
The first data on levels of the chemical triclosan were released today to reveal widespread body pollution in Canadian adults. Seven of eight people tested had the antibacterial chemical in their bodies—with levels higher than those toxic to fish and algae.

FDA warns of skin creams, lotions tainted with mercury
by Michael FinneyABC 7
May 16th, 2012
Concern about the safety of cosmetics and the amount of chemicals in them is growing in Congress. This follows a warning by the Food & Drug Administration about dangerous levels of mercury found in some anti-aging skin lightening creams, lotions and soaps from foreign countries.

Sunscreen Ingredient May Be Linked to Endometriosis
Science Daily
May 9th, 2012
Scientists are reporting a possible link between the use of sunscreen containing a certain ingredient that mimics the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen and an increased risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.

This Mother’s Day, Clean Up the Toxic Cosmetics Aisle
by Lisa ArcherHealthy Child Healthy World blog
May 9th, 2012
Since I lost my mother to breast cancer at the age of 18, I have usually spent Mother’s Day outdoors in one of her favorite spots, reflecting on what an amazing human being she was, and creating intentions for the coming year around how to live my life in a way that would make her proud.

Sustained pressure by non-profits forces change in FDA nanotech policy
Friends of the Earth
May 3rd, 2012
Several leading non-profits working on nanotechnology oversight issued a statement responding to recent steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that represent marginal progress toward regulation of products made with this new technology.

What's in your makeup? Burden of keeping cosmetics safe left up to manufacturers
by Robin ErbDetroit Free Press
April 29th, 2012
Slather them on your face, rub them into your pores, take a bath in them -- they are the chemicals and minerals and nanoparticles that make up the makeup we use to try to look our best, protect ourselves from the sun and even turn back the aging process.

Can Heavy Metal in Foods, Cosmetics Spur Breast Cancer Spread?
by Denise MannHealthDay
April 23rd, 2012
Preliminary study suggests danger from prolonged exposure to cadmium

Ask Umbra: What’s the deal with lead in lipstick?
by Ask UmbraGrist
April 16th, 2012
I just read an article about the quantity of lead in lipsticks. The obvious question is: Why? We took the lead out of gas and paint, and put it in lipstick. I love my lipstick, but I’m starting to wonder if I should.

Toxins Found in "Toxin-Free" Nail Polish: Another Reason Beauty Regulation Needs a Makeover
by Virginia Sole-SmithSlate
April 13th, 2012
Back in 2006, the nascent eco-health movement scored what seemed like a major victory: OPI, Essie and several other brands of nail polish agreed to remove a "toxic trio" of chemicals from their products

Study finds hazardous chemicals in some nail polish
by Erin AlldaySan Francisco Chronicle
April 11th, 2012
Nail polishes that claim to be free of harsh chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and fertility problems may contain the hazardous ingredients anyway, according to a state study released Tuesday.

Even Nail Polishes Labeled "Natural" May Not Be
by Dan ShapleyThe Daily Green
April 11th, 2012
A study finds toxic substances in many nail polishes that claim to be free of harmful ingredients.

QR code aids ingredient disclosure
Personal Care Magazine
April 10th, 2012
Floratech announces an innovative web-based service which provides full ingredient disclosure via a QR (Quick Response) code printed on the product label. Scanning the code leads to a rich menu of useful information about the raw material, in essence providing full product disclosure from the label.

California finds dangerous chemicals in nail polishes advertised as nontoxic
by Associated PressThe Washington Post
April 10th, 2012
Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, state chemical regulators said Tuesday.

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