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Toxic Talk and Labels

So-Called “Safe Levels” of 2 Toxic Chemicals Cause Cancer When Used Together

I’ve talked with you all before about how the beauty industry tries to tell us as long as they use only a very little bit of a potentially harmful chemical, they’re not doing anything wrong. After all, the logic goes, a little bit of salt gives great flavor, while too much can cause high blood

Toxic Talk and Labels

Secret Toxic Chemicals-from the SC Johnson Family to Yours

On June 9, 2013, our friends at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) released a spoof SC Johnson commercial and website, at the same time delivering over 50,000 signatures to the company asking them to list fragrance ingredients in their products. This is the same group that just a couple months ago, helped convince Proctor

Skin, Lip and Body Care + Toxic Talk and Labels

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Finds “Hidden” Ingredients in Fragrances

A few weeks ago, our friends at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) urged corporations to list the ingredients used in their fragrances. Since most companies simply put “fragrance” on their labels, there’s no way we can find out what chemicals were used to create that fragrance-and there could be hundreds of them. Now, the

Toxic Talk and Labels

Could Your Hairspray and Nail Polish Cause Early Onset Menopause?

I posted a couple months ago that exposure to phthalates-chemicals in products like hair spray and nail polish-had been linked with an increased risk of diabetes. I’ve also reported that phthalates have been linked with childhood asthma, developmental problems, thyroid issues, lowered IQ, and infertility. Now, a new study shows that exposure to phthalates, through