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Banned Around the Globe – But Still Legal in California?

More than 40 nations have banned or restricted more than 1,400 chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. So why are chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive harm still turning up in cosmetics sold in California?  Using EWG’s Skin Deep® database, EWG found products sold in the U.S. in the past three years than contain isopropylparaben and isobutylparaben – two endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been banned in Europe and Asia. EWG also found nearly 2,000 products made with chemicals that release formaldehyde – a known carcinogen.  Read more...

 

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