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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 than 100,000 signatures, Revlon knew it was time to make a change. “Long-chained parabens are endocrine disrupters – linked to breast cancer”, and formaldehyde are both used as preservatives in many personal care and cosmetic products. The landmark announcement comes as more and more companies are becoming aware of the potentially harmful chemicals in personal care products and cosmetics we use on a daily basis. Though this is a win for the toxic free lifestyle, Americans won’t stop here. Consumers in the United States are also applying pressure to companies like Johnson & Johnson as well as L’Oreal to make changes similar to those made by Revlon.

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