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Dangerous Chemicals On Their Way Out At Johnson & Johnson
2012-08-16 12:24:18

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Johnson & Johnson, maker of a wide range of personal care products such as baby shampoo, acne cream and lotions, has announced its intent to remove formaldehyde and other “chemicals of concern” from its consumer products by the end of 2015. The change comes after a large coalition of health and environmental groups began pressing J&J more than three years ago to make its personal care products safer for consumers...

2011-07-07 20:31:56

Companies that try to increase sales of their products by adopting the color pink and pink ribbons to imply that they support breast cancer research"”a practice called pinkwashing"”but at the same time permit the use of chemicals shown to cause cancer are committing a form of social injustice against women, according to a thought-provoking article in Environmental Justice, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com) The entire issue is...

2011-06-24 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (HR 2359), which would update the 1938 federal cosmetics laws that allow chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other illnesses into the personal care products we use daily on our bodies. "The growing number of reports of serious health problems arising from the use of...

2010-09-28 15:11:00

Teens, Parents, Nurses Demand Halt to Toxic Spraying in Stores NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teenagers from Teens Turning Green are leading more than two dozen groups including parents, environmental health advocates, women's and medical organizations in demanding that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) stop spraying its signature fragrance Fierce inside and outside its stores. Emily Packer, co-president of Teens Turning Green explains, "Teens don't want to be in or...

2010-07-21 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- "The content in this harsh and unscientific 'shockumentary' - genre video - bears no relationship to the 'real story of cosmetics.' Our industry employs hundreds of men and women who have devoted their careers to substantiate the safety of cosmetic products. This video is an unfortunate attempt to generate fear about a public health risk from cosmetics and personal care products that is unwarranted. It is repugnant and incredibly offensive to suggest...

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