The facts that are placed before you or the misinformation? Is it fact or crap? Which do you believe?
I’m taking a moment to step away from the science behind what’s going on lately in the cosmetics industry and the media to examine the logical side of it.
A recent FDA study of the lead content in 400 lipsticks found that lead concentrations ranged between 0.02 parts per million (ppm) and 7.17ppm.
Before you sound the alarm that cosmetics are harmful, do the research yourself.
The new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report claims that “industry [can] put virtually any chemical into cosmetics with … no monitoring of health effects.” This statement is misleading at best
Environmental Working Group (EWG) research assistant suggests that lavender oil may be unsafe, saying: “the science is still evolving and safety can’t be assumed.” The science is still evolving? Isn’t that true of anything? Are we just sowing the seeds of doubt here?
CEI releases the first of a series of studies on chemicals and the precautionary principle.
In the state of California, there are a total of 5 bills that in one way or another either touch on cosmetics or work on topics that are closely related.
I wanted to give those of you a heads up about some draft legislation in Massachusetts. This bill is currently scheduled for a hearing on September 13, 2011.
The group’s formula to a scare campaign is to point to the presence of a chemical without credibly establishing that there’s any actual harm (which is what really matters).