Seems a bit of a joke to go on about regulating what is in our cosmetics when the FDA is supposed to be regulating toxic tobacco which kills over 500,000 Americans each year! Thought I would forward this anyway…
Have you ever taken the time to read your shampoo label? Just what are all those chemicals in there? And how about your lipstick? Or your aftershave?
Did you know that a majority of the chemicals found in our personal products are linked to asthma, breast cancer and learning disabilities?
Watch the video and take action now!
I wanted to share a new video with you, called The Story of Cosmetics, a seven-minute film exposing the ugly truth about personal care products. It was produced by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (of which Friends of the Earth is a founding member), Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff Project and Free Range Studios.
The average woman uses 12 personal care products daily and the average man uses 6. Sunscreens, baby shampoo, lipsticks, and deodorants line our bathroom walls. Yet, less than 20 percent of the chemicals in our cosmetics have been tested for safety by the industry’s safety panel, meaning that we don’t know what our products do to us when we use them.
Finally there is something we can do about it. Help ensure groundbreaking safe cosmetics legislation — the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 — by contacting your elected officials now!
For the first time in 70 years, we have a real chance to pass a bill that would eliminate chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems from the products women, men and children put on their bodies every day. This bill also includes important provisions for the use of manufactured nanomaterials in cosmetics and personal care products.1
We need all hands on deck: Click here to watch the video and urge your elected officials to co-sponsor common-sense safe cosmetics legislation that ensures everyone has access to safe products!
Taking care of our bodies shouldn’t put our health at risk. I hope you watch and share The Story of Cosmetics with your family and friends. And thanks in advance for asking Congress to get behind safe cosmetics legislation. Together, we’re going to make sure that the personal products we use daily will not harm our health or the environment.
Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth
1. http://www.foe.org/healthy-people/nanosunscreensUncategorized | Comment (0)