Toxic chemicals in cosmetics
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We’ve been concerned about the safety of synthetic chemicals in toiletries and cosmetics for years here at Little Green Blog.
The Campaign for safe cosmetics have released the first in a series of short videos that will introduce more people to the myth of cosmetics safety.
They hope these short videos will inspire people to join in their efforts to give the beauty industry and the FDA a makeover.
On average, Americans use 10 personal care products a day, exposing themselves to roughly 130 unique chemical ingredients – most of which have never been tested for safety
In the first of three You Tube videos, The Campaign for safe cosmetics interview the public to see what beauty products they used on a daily basis and whether they believe they are safe.
Mouthwash toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel, shaving foam, eyeliner, lipstick, deodorant, hairspray, moisturiser, eye cream … the list goes on.
However, consumers assume they are safe. They assume that there is an agency that regulates these products.
Lead in lipstick
The truth, according to the Safe Cosmetics campaign, is that companies are allowed to put carcinogens, heavy metals and chemicals linked to infertility into their products. They have found carcinogens in baby bubble bath and lead in lipstick
As one reader rightly comments, what goes on our bodies penetrates into our bodies via our largest organ, the skin. Our skin is not a barrier, it’s a carrier.
The Campaign for safe cosmetics want as many people as possible to view this video, so please send your friends and family a link to this page and get them to pass it on too!
What about you – Are you careful about what you use on your skin or do you think this is all scare tactics?
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