There is a mindset in the consumer market that all products that make it to store shelves are safe. From the companies that develop them to the government agencies that oversee consumer protection, someone has to catch potential dangers lurking in the products we use everyday… right?
Sadly, this is not always the case. In the name of “progress” and profits, companies develop and manipulate chemical compounds that have never been seen in nature before their invention; chemicals which can wreak havoc on human biology and cause conditions such as asthmas, allergies, infertility, neurological disorders and even cancer. The benevolent agencies that consumers think are protecting them, such as the FDA, leaving the industry regulate itself, adopting the philosophy of innocent until proven guilty for each manufacture chemical that enters the market.
Since 2004, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has used smarts and sass to pressure the cosmetics industry to make safer products.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics coalition, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, works to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment through public education and engagement, corporate accountability and sustainability campaigns and legislative advocacy designed to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products.
The Campaign has educated millions of people about the problem of toxic chemicals in cosmetics, which has led to an increased demand for safer products in the marketplace. Now hundreds of cosmetic companies fully disclose ingredients and avoid the use of cancer-causing chemicals, reproductive toxicants and other unsafe chemicals, demonstrating these practices are not only possible, but profitable. Retailers, too, are becoming part of the solution by requiring the national brands they sell to eliminate chemicals of concern and practice a higher level of ingredient transparency.
At the heart of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is Janet Nudelman. She is the director of program and policy at the Breast Cancer Fund, where she oversees the organization’s cutting-edge program and policy work. She has led initiatives that promote breast cancer prevention in statehouses across the country and in the halls of Congress, and has helped secure passage of some of the nation’s most important environmental health legislation.
Janet Nudelman joins Razi Berry in an in depth interview titled, “Carcinogens in Cosmetics, Body Care and Baby Care Products” at the Natural Cancer Prevention Summit, May 17th. In the interview Janet Nudelman, listeners will learn:
- How to find common toxins in your cosmetics, personal hygiene and baby products
- How certain toxic chemicals can cause cancer
- Why current regulations don’t protect consumers
Register now to secure your spot in the Natural Cancer Prevention Summit, May 16-23, at thecancersummit.com.
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