Prom dresses, tiaras and combat boots
By guest blogger Becky Sutton of EWG's California office
The attire for Project Prom 2007, yesterday's Teens for Safe Cosmetics rally, symbolized the commitment to fight for safe and healthy beauty products. Live music and passionate speeches from the teens and their supporters rang out over San Francisco's Union Square, as rallygoers and passing pedestrians enjoyed free green makeovers on a rare warm and sunny day in the City.
Jessica Assaf, a leading member of Teens for Safe Cosmetics, summed up the rally: "This is about standing up to a billion-dollar industry and demanding change. We should not have to choose between beauty and our health." (Read more about the rally in today's Oakland Tribune.)