‘ve been inspired by the actions of WATCH (Women Against Toxic Cosmetics Harm) and the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, who (with the assistance of the Environmental Working Group and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics) sent away 12 common cosmetics products last spring to be tested for chemicals. Since they’ve already found the hidden toxins in my medicine cabinet, I figured maybe I’d take a look at what was going on in my fridge. I’ve been a vegetarian for more than 25 years and eat a diet based largely on whole, organic foods, so I was sure my food “tests” would come out clean. I was appalled by the results.
Statement by Lezlee Westine President and CEO of the Personal Care Products Council in Response to the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 Introduced Today in Congress by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Nation’s Cosmetics Industry Calls for Greater FDA Role in Oversight of Ingredients in Personal Care Products
Press Release: Groundbreaking Initiative from Personal Care Products Council Would Establish an Additional Layer of Federal Oversight & Enhance Existing Consumer Safeguards
Cosmetics are health and beauty products such as toothpaste, antiperspirant, lipstick, eyeliner, and hand lotion. Many of us have used one or more of these products every day for many years without giving them a second thought.