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How To Know If Your 'Eco' Skincare Products Are Actually Toxic Free

What does it mean for a product to be organic, hypoallergenic, or non-toxic? When a product identifies itself as “natural”, what and who qualifies it as such? Let’s start with the term “organic”, a term that is “highly regulated”. While the (FDA) Food and Drug Administration doesn’t allow brands to…

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A $60 billion industry is shockingly unregulated

In the United States, FDA is in charge of overseeing cosmetics. Unfortunately, unlike prescription drugs, their oversight is minimal. Prescription drugs require FDA approval before they can be sold; no such law exists for cosmetics. The only way cosmetics are inspected by the FDA for toxic chemicals is if the…

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10 Things Every American Should Know About Toxins

Today, more and more Americans are becoming aware of just how dangerous toxic chemicals can be to our bodies. The extremely harmful toxic chemicals can be found in products ranging from toys our children play with, to the cosmetics we use on a daily basis. What’s especially alarming is the…

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Revlon to Remove Toxic Chemicals from Products

Through a joint press release from The Breast Cancer Fund, UltraViolet, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics; Revlon announced they will be eliminating cancer causing toxic chemicals from their products. Revlon will remove “long-chain parabens and certain chemicals that release formaldehyde” from its cosmetic line. After a petition garnered more…

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Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe, Natural Toys for Kids

With the holidays rapidly approaching it’s important to remember that cosmetics, grooming products, and cleaning products aren’t the only daily use items that contain toxins. Unfortunately many children’s toys can contain toxins that are harmful to your loved ones. In fact, a 2013 study by Environmental Health News found thousands…

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10 Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

Most of us know the best way to avoid toxic chemicals is to pay close attention to the ingredients in the cleaning products we use on a daily basis. And while this is a good practice, there are potential harmful chemicals you may be missing, and they’re in the cosmetics…

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The Human Experiment: Exploring the rise in reproductive problems

Therese Kerr believes the beauty products she used to coat her body in are to blame for the bout of endometriosis she suffered when she was 30.

"Without a doubt," says Kerr, who also had her spleen removed because of tumours in 2001.

For Kerr, mother of Miranda and son…

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Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

Should you worry about the chemicals in your makeup, lotion, shaving cream, soap and shampoo? The answer is a clear maybe.

Why maybe? That’s because some critics suspect that chemicals such as phthalates and parabens can interfere with the body’s hormones, most notably reproductive hormones such as estrogen and…

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Do Personal Care Products Need a Makeover?

Products most of us use on a daily basis such as lotions, cosmetics, fragrances, deodorants, and sunscreen are under more scrutiny than ever. Though it’s not the products themselves that are being scrutinized, so much as it’s the chemicals used for their creation such as triclosan and bis-phenol. These chemicals…

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