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Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

Should We Count on Companies to Protect Us From Toxic Chemicals?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Simply put, we can't rely on these companies to voluntarily make the kind of transformative changes we need to ensure our everyday products are free of chemicals linked to disease.

The Scariest Thing This Halloween May Be In Your Kids' Makeup

Amy Ziff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Lead, regardless of the level, is found in makeup around the country. Even in makeup intended for kids. Halloween can be an opportunity for toxic mayhem OR it can be an opportunity to learn, educate and buy carefully.

BPA, Flame Retardants & Toxic Jewelry

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

With so many news stories that relate to children's environmental health lately, it's hard to keep up!

Safe Cosmetics: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Health and to Motivate Change

Hillary Peterson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Hillary Peterson

Every time you shop, you "vote" for safety standards. By making conscious decisions to support companies who raise the safety bar, the collective voice of consumer spending can have a tremendous influence on the industry.

Warning! Health Warnings May Be Hazardous to Your Health!

David Ropeik | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics operates in the name of public health, but they fail to tell us the basics of what we need to know so we can make informed judgments about our health.

What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most Americans would be astonished to learn that of the approximately 12,500 individual chemical ingredients in personal care products, the overwhel...

Why We Made the Story of Cosmetics

Stacy Malkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Malkan

We are living in a time when one in two American men and one in three women will get some type of cancer in their lifetimes. This is not acceptable. This is not the way it was when our grandparents were born. Why is it this way now?

Being Clean and Pretty Has Toxic Costs

Nena Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nena Baker

Adults in the United States use an average of 10 personal-care products a day. That translates to exposures to more than 126 unique chemicals.

Greenwashing: Alice in Wonderland and Organix Shampoo

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

Greenwashing is not only a rip-off if you pay more for a product based on green claims, but it can be dangerous by lulling us into using products carrying precisely the kinds of ingredients we are seeking to avoid.

Halloween? Bah, Humbug!

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy festive holidays as much as the next person, but we eco-freaks can't help ourselves from sucking the fun out of things, particularly when it comes to harming children.

Scary Stuff: Children's Halloween Face Paints May Contain Lead

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals that some children's face paints contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel and cobalt that can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.

The Toxic Side of Beauty

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Hepler

Why does being a woman often include surrounding yourself with toxic chemicals? That question seems to come up daily as we discover ingredients inside of our favorite hair dyes, nail polishes and lipsticks.

Book writing in an Italian restaurant

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

I don't know how many times it took dinner with Shawn to light a fire under my ass--maybe three? Maybe four? I don't even remember the restaurant, bu...

Greening Hollywood: Organic Hair Care

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

A study released this week found 16 toxic chemicals in blood and urine samples from 20 teen girls from eight states and the District of Columbia, aged 14-19.

Greening Hollywood: Eco-Beauty And Sustainable Skincare (Part 1)

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Do we really know what we're buying when we buy "natural" and "certified organic" skincare products? Quite a few experts would insist that no, actually, we do NOT.

Too Many Consumer Lipsticks Have Lead, Consumer Group Says

Reuters | Karen Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lipsticks tested by a U.S. consumer rights group found that more than half contained lead and some popular brands including Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Ch...