Sign up to receive email updates, action alerts, health tips, promotions to support our work and more from EWG. You can opt-out at any time. [Privacy]


Outdated cosmetics can cause bacterial infections

Friday, March 23, 2007

Did you know that many cosmetics have a shelf life of only one year, and the applicators of some products, like eyeliner, need to be washed or discarded even more frequently? According to the FDA, failing to do so can lead to bacterial infection.

Oklahoma State's Daily O'Collegian reports here.

Students surprised to learn about products’ short shelf lives, by Amber Fulton. Daily O'Collegian.

Key Issues: