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Latest Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Stories

2013-08-22 08:22:43

New website contains info on toxic chemicals in products; testing results NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Information gathered by advocates investigating toxic chemicals in food, baby products, toys, furniture, construction materials and other consumer goods was unveiled on a new website today to help identify potentially harmful products and safer ones. SafeMarkets.org reflects the work of many organizations working to remove toxic chemicals from the marketplace...

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...

2012-03-28 06:26:16

Regulatory Fight Could Turn Ugly as Congress Seeks to Overhaul Cosmetics Regulations WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to public pressure from recent scandals including mercury in face cream, lead in lipstick and formaldehyde in hair products, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday convened the first Congressional hearing in 30 years on the safety of cosmetics and personal care products. The hearing was weighted in favor of...

2011-11-30 13:33:00

LEHI, Utah, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of more than 150 nonprofit organizations working to protect the health of consumers and workers by eliminating dangerous chemicals from cosmetics, recognized global wellness leader XANGO, LLC as a Champion in the area of green personal care for its Glimpse® and Juni by XANGO® branded products. In achieving Champion status, XANGO...

2011-11-30 11:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report today confirms that Max Green Alchemy (MGA) is indeed a champion of safe cosmetics. Max Green Alchemy's vision - since its inception in 2004 - has been a "Cosmetic Counter Intelligence" philosophy of product transparency with an emphasis on avoiding ingredients suspected of causing allergy, toxicity or other potential health concerns. This allowed Max Green Alchemy to easily become an early...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

Huggies, Grins & Giggles, L'Oreal and others must follow suit SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson has delivered a letter to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics laying out commitments and timelines for the company's plans to reformulate all of its baby products worldwide to remove cancer-causing chemicals. The letter was prompted by the Campaign's Nov. 1 report revealing that Johnson's Baby Shampoo still contains formaldehyde-releasing chemicals in...

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...