I was sitting at a cafe in Southern Tennessee, chatting with a woman who would soon become a friend. She was a writer and a mom and she was deeply interested in finding out how she could help eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. She asked good questions, was interested in the work I was […]
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When the public health community first started talking about the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), nearly 10 years ago, no one knew what we were talking about. Now finding safer plastic is easy, bringing glass food storage containers to work is normal and the public increasingly understands that harmful ingredients are legally allowed in everyday consumer products. But […]
It’s been 38 years since Congress acted to protect our families from toxic chemicals, it’s time for a change.
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I just moved coast to coast to start a new adventure working for a safe beauty cosmetics company. Find out about my journey from Washington D.C. to Santa Monica, California!
Last week I wrote about why ingredients used in cosmetics, 80% in fact, are untested and virtually unregulated. Our federal laws on toxic chemicals are clearly broken, but there are many companies making non-toxic beauty products. Here’s a brief overview of the issue and most important, what can we buy that’s safer? Are there hazardous chemicals found […]
The ingredients used in the products we rub on our skin, dab around our eyes, spray on our bodies, and massage into our scalp are—for the most part—unregulated. There isn’t a federal agency in charge of checking to make sure that these chemicals and finished beauty products are safe for long or short term use. In fact, approximately 80% of […]