Posted 4 months ago on July 9, 2013, 11:30 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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Instead of getting clean, you may be getting cancer.
That’s because everyday personal care products — like soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, perfume and cosmetics — can contain ingredients that cause cancer as well as reproductive and developmental problems.
Under current law, corporations can hide hundreds of chemicals — including potentially hazardous carcinogens, pathogens and contaminants — under a single vague term like “fragrance” on a product’s label.
A bill in Congress, the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act, would finally give the Food and Drug Administration adequate oversight of the seemingly ordinary products we rely on to stay clean and healthy.
The bill would even give the FDA long-overdue authority to recall unsafe personal care products.
We’re pleased to work with our partners at Green America on this much-needed legislation to keep toxins out of everyday personal care products.
Thank you for doing your part to keep consumers safe.
Robert Weissman President, Public Citizen
© 2013 Public Citizen • 1600 20th Street, NW / Washington, D.C. 20009 •
Pollution/Poisoning is not a one cause issue.