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Toxic Talk and Labels

After Years of Pressure, J&J Removes Cancer-Causing Chemicals from Baby Bath Products

About four years ago, I informed readers about a lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) concerning potentially dangerous chemicals in their children’s products. It followed on the heels of a study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics in which most of the children’s bath products tested were contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane-chemicals linked to

Breast Cancer + Skin, Lip and Body Care

Animal Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients to Stop in the EU-But Humans Remain Guinea Pigs

On February 5, 2013, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman wrote an article entitled “Cosmetics Wars.” I’d like to bring it to your attention for two reasons: 1. He notes that if all goes according to plan, next month the European Union will become “cruelty-free,” banning the sale of all cosmetic ingredients that were tested

Toxic Talk and Labels

Our Voices Count-Tide Reduces Levels of Carcinogen 1,4-Dioxane

I love it when concerned citizens get together to create change. Today, I’m happy to report that we’ve done it again. We’ve encouraged a large manufacturer to reformulate a product to reduce the level of potentially dangerous toxins. If you’re a regular Cinco Vidas reader, you may recall that on November 6, 2012, I posted

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Help the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Get More Companies to Follow in J&J's Footsteps

It was only a couple months ago that I told Cinco Vidas readers about the great news-that Johnson & Johnson plans to get rid of potentially toxic ingredients like formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, parabens, several fragrance ingredients, and triclosan from all personal care products by the end of 2015. Now, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, with