It doesn't take much time or effort to become aware of the hazards in so many of the cosmetics that we use. But what do we about it? Here are three steps to take action!
- Goto www.ewg.org and review your favorite cosmetic products! This is a cosmetic database that rates the safety of over 7,500 cosmetic products! Products are ranked from 1 to 10, the higher the number, the higher the toxicity level(s). Products that contain ingredients which potentially cause cancer, trigger allergic reactions, interfere with the endocrine (hormonal) system, impair reproduction or damage a developing fetus. It's very easy to research for new, less toxic products.
- Visit the FDA's website at www.fda.gov and familiarize yourself with the steps that you can take in order to file complaints or concerns about consumer products.
- Visit www.safecosmetics.org to learn more about how you can become involved with bill AB 908 to ban phthalates in beauty products in the United States.