WHERE DO TOXINS COME FROM?
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TOXINS IN OUR HOMES
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  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)