Products we use every day are full of harmful chemicals. Can green chemistry lead to safer alternatives?

Organization and consumer demand for products that don't harm people or pollute the environment are moving forward-thinking brands toward safer ingredients.

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The new ‘Toxic Beauty’ documentary asks: Are skin-care products the new cigarettes?

A thought-provoking documentary considers the impact of virtually unregulated chemicals in personal-care products.

‘Clean’ or ‘natural’ beauty products aren’t always safe, experts say

“Clean" skin care products that are free of certain chemicals are not always safer than their traditional counterparts, dermatologists said.


Obesity, chemical exposure speed up early puberty in children

Body changes accompanying aging is natural, but this can be a problem at times for some children who start physical development sooner than their peers.

CVS tested more than 1,400 vitamins and supplements to make sure they are safe

CVS announced Wednesday it has tested more than 1,400 products as a part of its "Tested to be Trusted" program, ensuring the accuracy of products and their ingredients.

Cosmetics industry crushes bill that would have made makeup and hair products safer

California lawmakers put off a vote until next year on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act as it became clear to supporters they didn’t have enough votes to move the bill forward.
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PFAS and phthalate chemical exposure early in life may hamper kids’ lungs

Children exposed to three different chemical classes — parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—before birth and shortly after had reduced lung function at 6 and 12 years old, according to a study released today.

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Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls

Girls who are exposed before birth to chemicals commonly found in personal care products may hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren't exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a U.S. study suggests.


The problems with parabens: A local doctor's warning

Concerns about disease are making us increasingly aware of what we eat, so it's no surprise we're becoming equally aware of what we put on our skin.

US Congress introduces broad cosmetics safety bill

Substance prohibitions, ingredient labelling mandate mulled.


The search is on for new cosmetic preservatives

Personal care companies are looking to food preservatives, synergists, and plant-derived options to keep their products clean.


The vagina is self-cleaning – so why does the 'feminine hygiene' industry exist?

From talcum powder to jade eggs and douches, an industry has grown up to sell products – some of which are harmful – that play on women's fears about being dirty or smelly.


UN publishes list of identified endocrine disruptors

The UN has published a list of chemicals that, having gone through at least one "thorough scientific assessment", have been identified as endocrine disrupting chemicals or potential EDCs.

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