Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Companies: Alberto-Culver | Avon | Colgate-Palmolive | Estée Lauder | Johnson & Johnson | L'Oreal | Limited Brands | Mary Kay | Procter & Gamble | Revlon

Everyday products such as shampoo, deodorant and make-up contain chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health consequences. Cosmetics manufacturers are allowed to use almost any chemical as an ingredient without government approval; however, some leading companies agree that cosmetics should be made with safe, non-toxic ingredients. Over 600 companies have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge to make safe products and the campaign is calling for all cosmetics companies to do the same.

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