WHERE DO TOXINS COME FROM?





TOXINS IN COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
We really love this video produced by The Story of Stuff (twitter @storyofstuff) for the CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE
COSMETICS (and all personal care products, so men don't get turned off because it says "cosmetics".)  We
love that they allow others to e-mail, tweet and embed this video to spread the word.  
Please visit their website.
Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011: What It Means for the Beauty Industry and You
by Lina Hanson, 07/06/11 (from ecouterre.com)

The beauty industry is one of the few industries where harmful ingredients such as
formaldehyde, heavy metals, and lead are allowed as ingredients. This current trend of
consumers educating themselves, however, has finally forced the government to take action. A
bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 24 [2011] may give the U.
S. Food and Drug Administration authority to keep our personal-care products free of chemicals
linked to cancer, birth defects, neurological disorders, and other ailments. With the Safe
Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R.2359), we may at last witness a shift from a policy that hasn’t been
updated since 1938.
 (read the remainder of this article)
More information to be posted in our new website including listing of toxins in
personal care products and link to database of toxic ingredients