The ugly side of beauty, some cosmetics can be toxic (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/20/2010)

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Image from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week ran an in-depth feature on the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and efforts across the country to put safer personal care products on store shelves. The Campaign is a project of the Breast Cancer Fund and several partner organizations.

"Much like the tobacco industry, which denied for years the mounting body of evidence that smoking caused cancer and emphysema, the global $300 billion cosmetics industry argues that toxic ingredients are absorbed in such small amounts they have no dangerous effect. Yet added to the host of other toxins to which we are exposed and multiplied by repeated use of those products we use daily, even trace amounts can add up fast, experts say." (Read complete article.)

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One thought on “The ugly side of beauty, some cosmetics can be toxic (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/20/2010)

  1. Most cosmetics are toxic to your body.. They are absorbed through your skin, through your pours, you swallow makeup and get it into your eyes. You need to be careful and read the ingredients- Just because it says it is made for your face – doesn’t mean it is going to be safe for it.

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