Monday, February 19, 2007

Is Your Lipstick Safe?

A new California law promises women the truth about personal-care products

by Anuja Mendiratta
Ms. Magazine

That lipstick or nail polish you may be wearing—are they a danger to your health? How about your deodorant, toothpaste, body lotion, soap?
Seemingly innocuous personal-care products contain a host of largely unregulated chemicals and toxic ingredients. Some of those chemicals— phthalates, formaldehyde, petroleum, parabens, benzene and lead—have been variously linked to breast cancer, endometriosis, reproductive disorders, birth defects and developmental disabilities in children. Read more in Ms. On-line...

No comments: