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Danger that hides in make-up

Danger that hides in make-up | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it

Make-up may be putting women at risk of deadly diseases, say experts. According to a new book, beauty products often contain toxic ingredients that can cause cancer and other illnesses

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The Beauty Industry May Be Responsible for Causing Cancer

The Beauty Industry May Be Responsible for Causing Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
The virtually unregulated beauty industry puts potential carcinogens in their products. Then they shower us with "pink ribbons" to broadcast their support for a cure.
Graham Player Ph.D.'s insight:

The European Union bans nearly 1,400 chemicals from personal care products because they are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to reproduction. But in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration entrusts safety regulation of cosmetics to a private entity that is housed and funded by the industry’s trade association. To date, this entity has found only eleven chemicals to be “unsafe for use in cosmetics.”

The American cosmetics industry is largely self-regulated. The FDA has no oversight of cosmetics products before they come on the market and, unlike the EU, leaves it to the cosmetics industry to determine which ingredients should be banned.

Many of the chemicals found in cosmetics are linked to cancer. Yet the FDA does not have the authority to test cosmetics ingredients before they go on the market.

This is an interesting overview that anybody who uses cosmetics should read and understand.

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