personal care products

Annie Leonard & the Story of Stuff Project take on the cosmetics industry

Annie Leonard & the Story of Stuff Project take on the cosmetics industry

Lead in your lipstick? Carcinogens in your child’s baby shampoo… even when it’s labeled “natural” or “organic?” It turns out that cosmetics and personal care products have been on the voluntary self-regulation train for generations… so Annie Leonard and the folks at the Story of Stuff Project have once again teamed up with Free Range Studios to make another video: “The Story of Cosmetics.”

National Report Advises Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates

National Report Advises Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates

WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as phthalates could cause adverse health effects in humans, particularly to the male reproductive system, says a new report from the National Research Council. This analysis, called a cumulative risk assessment, is warranted, said the…

EPA Petitioned to Stop Sale of 260 Products Containing Nano-Silver

EPA Petitioned to Stop Sale of 260 Products Containing Nano-Silver

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups Thursday filed a legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, demanding that the agency use its authority to regulate pesticides to stop the sale of more than 260 consumer products using nanosized versions of silver. The legal action is…