• 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…