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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
Recently, our friends at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) launched a new campaign called “Secret Scents” to encourage companies to disclose the ingredients they’re using in our personal care products to make them smell good. (Reminder-WVE helped get Johnson & Johnson to agree to take out potentially harmful ingredients from their products last summer.)
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
Phthalates cause health problems. The evidence continues to come in. Here’s the latest: a study from the University of Columbia reports that exposure to phthalates in personal care products and plastic packaging increases a child’s risk of getting asthma. What are Phthalates? Phthalates are a family of chemicals that alter the characteristics of certain products.