Five facts about cancer-causing chemicals in L’Oreal products

Our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found seven chemicals linked to cancer in L’Oreal products including benzophenone-1; titanium dioxide; and four formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. In addition, the Campaign found four ingredients that were possibly contaminated with the known cancer-causing chemicals PFOA, acrylamide and asbestiform fibers. The Campaign found these chemicals in: shampoos , nail polishes, eye liners, … Read more…

Should we count on companies to protect us from toxic chemicals? (Huffington Post, 1/9/2014)

There’s a good chance you missed one of the biggest but most under-reported business stories of 2013.

Walmart aims to reduce 10 toxic chemicals, but won’t divulge which (The Guardian, 12/19/2013)

Walmart says it will cut down on toxic chemicals used in household products, but it won’t tell us which chemicals it’s targeting…

A toxic situation: Walmart and Target take on chemical safety (The Guardian, 12/17/2013)

In a perfect world, the government would rely on sound science to regulate chemicals in personal and home care products, and consumers could safely assume that there’s no need to worry about the things they buy…

Shoppers move Target to address toxic chemicals (San Francisco Chronicle, 10/28/2013)

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on Target’s new sustainability standard that will evaluate and rank personal care and cleaning products based on ingredient safety and disclosure and environmental impact.

Dare Revlon to Go Beyond the Pink

If Revlon really cares about cancer it is time for the cosmetics giant to come clean and remove toxic chemicals from its products.

Researchers believe BPA poses risk to babies in the womb (ABC News, 10/8/2013)

BPA could pose a risk to children long before they take their first sip of milk…

ConsumerWatch: Walmart Phasing Out Some Harmful Chemicals (CBS, 9/13/13)

Our own Science and Education Manager Connie Engel discusses three of the toxic chemicals that should top Walmart’s pending hit list in an interview that aired on CBS-San Francisco.