News Briefs

“The Safety/Risk Equation” — Learn How Cosmetic Advocacy Groups Distort the Facts.

This very fun to watch, short animation explains how fear-based advocacy groups distort information to fool the public into believing cosmetics are filled with so-called “toxic ingredients”, when in fact cosmetics have proven they are among the safest products consumers can purchase. This animation, produced by the CCTFA, a highly respected Canadian cosmetic association, demonstrates

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Doug Schoon Responds to Formaldehyde Air-Monitoring by Oregon OSHA

Oregon OSHA recently conducted salon air monitoring studies came to essentially the same conclusion reached by Schoon Scientific and described in an October Press Release (see article below). Even so, Oregon OSHA continues to intentionally ignore its own published definition for Formaldehyde and continues to spread misinformation about Formaldehyde, Formalin and Methylene Glycol. This open

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Doug Schoon responds to misleading claims by Oregon OSHA that “Methylene Glycol” is a synonym for “Formaldehyde”

Oregon OSHA is attempting to justify why they claim to measure for “Formaldehyde” in water-based cosmetics, when in fact they are measuring and reporting concentrations of completely different substance called “Methylene Glycol”. This is both misleading and causing confusion in many areas including medical and environmental research. OSHA should lead the way and clear up

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Fear-Based Advocacy Groups in Canada Release Report Filled with Junk Science

A highly conservative environmental group based in Vancouver, David Suzuki Foundation, continues to parrot misinformation disseminated by other fear-based advocacy groups such as, EWG and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, even though these groups are not credible sources of information about cosmetics. In true form, the “Dirty Dozen” report released by this Canadian Foundation is

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FDA Cracks Down on False Medicinal Claims Regarding Bee Byproducts

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a raid on Wisconsin-based Beehive Botanicals, Inc., confiscating creams, capsules, tablets, gums, throat sprays and shampoos. The FDA stated that Beehive Botanicals is misrepresenting their bee byproducts (e.g. propolis) by using unapproved and unfounded medical claims on their website and in marketing materials. The company wrongly claimed

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FDA Comments on Triclosan Concerns

Responding to an inquiry by Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has commented on the concerns related to the use of “triclosan” in antibacterial soaps, toothpastes, body washes and other personal care products. The FDA stated that based on existing scientific evidence, there is no need to change consumer

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