Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals

Adolescent exposures to cosmetic chemicals of concern

September 24, 2008

Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals: Study participants

Environmental Working Group's study of hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals in teens included 20 young women from 18 cities in 8 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Many of our study participants are pictured below.
 

silhouette of teen   Photo of Alex   Photo of Rizza
 
The 20 teens we tested had an average of 13 hormone-altering cosmetics
chemicals in their bodies.
  Alex
[12 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Los Gatos, CA
  Rizza
[15 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Manteca, CA
 
Photo of Sarah   Photo of Caroline   Photo of Monica
 
Sarah
[13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Palm Beach
Gardens, FL
  Caroline
[12 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Langhorne, PA
  Monica
[10 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
University Place,
WA
 
Photo of Emma   Photo of Jenny   Photo of Linda
 
Emma
[14 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Winchester, MA
  Jenny
[14 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Novato, CA
  Linda
[13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
San Francisco,
CA
 
Photo of Erin   Photo of Jessica   Photo of Laurie
 
Erin
[12 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Ross, CA
  Jessica
[13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
San Rafael, CA
  Laurie
[13 hormone-
altering cosmetics chemicals]

North Caldwell,
NJ
 
Photo of Natalie   Photo of Donalin
 

Natalie
[15 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
San Francisco,
CA
 
Donalin
[13 hormone-altering cosmetics chemicals]
Dorchester,
MA