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A closer look at cosmetics safety

Friday, October 9, 2009

Last month, you saw the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics' first video about cosmetics safety, What's going on with toxic chemicals in cosmetics?

This month, it delves a little deeper into the issue, taking a closer look at the lack of cosmetics safety regulations in the US, and what people (in Boston) think about it all.

Hint: Most use a lot of products, aren't reading labels (not that they're complete or easy to understand, anyway), and do think the government and industry should DO something.

Wondering how you can choose safer products? Read our Healthy Home Tip on Choosing Better Body Care Products (it's part of a series - sign up to get them in your inbox here). The video specifically mentions fragrance, an under-regulated ingredient that we suggest you avoid.

And of course, you can check out Skin Deep, EWG's Cosmetics Database, to see how your products rank and find safer ones.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of nonprofits, co-founded by EWG, that works to get toxic chemicals out of personal care products.

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