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Stacy Malkan is a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the new book, "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry" (New Society Publishers, 2007). She is a longtime environmental health advocate, and most recently worked as the media director for the California Right to Know Initiative to label genetically engineered foods, also known as Proposition 37. Stacy is a former journalist and newspaper publisher who currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Top 3 Lessons From Walmart's Bold New Chemical Policy

(5) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 6:21 PM

The world's largest retailer sent a shot across the bow of the chemical industry last week with new rules requiring companies selling cosmetics and cleaning products to fully disclose ingredients and eliminate a priority list of hazardous chemicals.

Walmart's new chemical policy sends a loud...

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Brazilian Blowup: It's Time for the FDA to Act

(6) Comments | Posted April 17, 2011 | 7:24 PM

Massive hair loss, blistered scalps, severe rashes -- you might expect such complaints to prompt a federal agency charged with protecting public health to actually do something to protect the public. Not in the good ole U.S. of A.

According to documents released this week by Environmental...

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Why We Made the Story of Cosmetics

(77) Comments | Posted August 4, 2010 | 12:09 PM

What a couple of weeks it's been! More than 200,000 of you have watched the Story of Cosmetics since its launch July 21, and we've received an outpouring of support -- from cancer survivors, salon workers who've been harmed by chemical exposures on the job, green business owners...

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Petroleum in Perfume

(24) Comments | Posted May 12, 2010 | 5:38 PM

Something doesn't smell right, and not just in the Gulf. The horrifying destruction of life caused by the oil spill has everyone's attention; what many people don't realize is that the toxic effects of oil addiction are hitting much closer to home.

Humans have found many uses for oil,...

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Who Said Beauty Has to be Dangerous?

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2008 | 8:20 PM

The beauty industry is sitting not-too-pretty after a wave of toxic scandals: lead-containing lipstick, 1,4 dioxane in kids' bubble bath, phthalates in baby shampoo, to name just a few. Several states are now pushing for greater control over the virtually unregulated $50-billion industry. Two bills just...

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No More Tears or Toxic Exposures from Baby Shampoo

(10) Comments | Posted February 5, 2008 | 4:12 PM

Baby powders, lotions and shampoos -- pure as the driven snow right? Not so much. A new study published this week in Pediatrics Journal surmises that toxic chemicals linked to infertility are getting into babies' bodies from their routine use of personal care products.

The chemicals in question are...

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