A few startling facts…
Only 2 pages of law regulates this 62 billion dollar industry.
The FDA does not require that cosmetic ingredients be assessed for safety before they go on to the market, and they cannot issue a product recall even if there is a serious threat from using a product.
Researchers estimate that exposure to toxic chemicals is responsible for nearly $80 billion in annual health care costs, including a loss of productivity in the workforce from lost IQ points.
Research shows that women who use personal care products, particularly those with fragrance, have higher concentrations of several phthalates in their urine (hormone disrupter).
More than 200 synthetic chemicals—many of them known to be toxic—were found in newborn infants, who are exposed to these chemicals in utero.
More than 80% of the 163 infants tested had at least seven phthalate metabolites in their urine, some of which correlated with the use of shampoo, lotion, or powder.
In the United States, 1 in 3 women and one in two men will develop cancer in their lifetimes. And 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and only 1/2 of these cases can be tied to tradition risk factors leaving hundreds of thousands of women diagnosed with no known risk factors…