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“Cancer Rate Falls” (2009)

Cancer Rates Continue to Fall in the U.S. December 2009 Cancer diagnosis and deaths continued to decline in the US according to the latest available data States a recent report from the National Cancer Institute. New diagnosis for all types of cancers has fallen on average about 1% each year between 1999 and 2006. This …Read More

“‘Free from’ Misleads Consumers” (2009)

“Free from” …insert your scary story here… May 2009 Using terms such as “contains no…” or “free of…” misleads consumers into believing the ingredient safety is questionable, when scientific evidence may show the ingredient is safe. Chris Flower of the CTPA, a UK cosmetic trade association provides this example, “in the case of parabens, we …Read More

“Bogus Study Tricks Media” (2009)

Bogus Study Tricks Media and Frightens Consumers July 2009 In recent decades periodic, unverified reports of a worldwide decline in sperm count/quality and increases in testicular cancer have been blamed on ingredients found in plastics, cosmetics and children’s toys. A 2005 study performed by Dr. Shanna Swan loudly proclaimed that hormone disrupting ingredients in plastics, …Read More

“Lead in Lipstick Is Not a Concern” (2009)

FDA Study Confirms Traces of Lead in Lipstick Is Not a Safety Concern September 2009 A report released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) consumer advocacy group has needlessly alarmed consumers by raising irrational fears that many popular lipstick products contain dangerous levels of lead. FDA scientists tested the same selection of lipsticks evaluated …Read More

“Fear and Politics Trumps Science” (2009)

Fear and Politics Trumps Science and Rational Thinking April 2009 Despite recommendation by scientists at the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) which regulates toys, Congress recently implemented a ban on the use of phthalates in all children’s toys. The Consumer Product Safety Commission opposed the ban because “there was not a risk of injury to …Read More

“Newest Data on Parabens” (2010)

Newest Data on Parabens Suggest No Adverse Hormonal Effect on the Body January 2010 A new study performed at the request of the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) show that parabens are only partially absorbed after dermal exposure and also strongly suggests they are fully metabolize before they can enter the bloodstream. The …Read More

“Are Chemicals Killing Us?” (2009)

Are Chemicals Killing Us? Toxicologists Believe Media Overstates Risks June 2009 Can you believe the news media when they tell us that every day we are being poisoned by chemicals we routinely used to improve our lives? No we can’t, according to a survey of 937 members of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). This survey …Read More