Research or Run With It?

This morning, my daily news channel aired a story on Bill Nye, the Science Guy. What a fabulous way to learn about science. Here is Bill Nye’s YouTube channel. If I had a show like this when I was growing up, maybe I would have been more interested in science as a kid. As an adult, I’m extremely interested in science. The how, when, why, what, where of any and everything, not just cosmetics and personal care products, interest me.

In this day of social media, it seems much easier to run with a story coming across your news feed, as opposed to actually researching it for yourself. I believe in truth, facts and science. Even in politics, I check the sources of a story before regurgitating the information, to the people who will see my feed.

Why do you think some people would rather share a scary story or report? Is it because they don’t want to do the research for themselves? Or, could it be that they don’t know where to look? I know fear sells. Fear seems to be what brings in the TV viewers, the magazine/newspaper subscriptions and the web traffic. Would I love PCT to be the highest ranking blog with the most traffic, in regards to cosmetics and personal care products? You bet I would. Would I want to be there because I provided half-truths, misinformation, hype and fear? Never!

There are a variety of places to go to find credible, science backed information in regards to cosmetic and personal care products. In addition to sites that provide peer-reviewed studies, there are several sites that offer more information on the ingredients themselves. Personal Care Truth has compiled a hefty list, and as always, please let us know if we’ve left anyone out. Here are the tabs for all the sites we’ve included on PCT:

California
Canada
EPA
European Union
FDA
Natural & Organic
Other Resources
U.S. Department of Health Resources

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