Cosmetic companies will start to list chemicals used in products, some of which may be harmful to human health

Published: 17 November 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

In addition to the story posted on KeepItOrganic.org on November 16, 2006, entitled, “Cosmetics, Phthalates, and why you might want to watch what you put on your face,” CBC News, a Canadian news station, has aired a similar story about the possible danger of chemicals in cosmetic products, and what the Canadian government is doing in response to such reports. New Health Canada regulations require manufacturers to list the chemicals and other ingredients of cosmetic products on their packaging. According to the article, “There are many ingredients in cosmetics that are actually quite harmful to our health over long-term use. We’re looking at health risks like carcinogens, mutagens and reproductive toxins.” Further, the article reports that the “Canadian Cancer Society supports the labeling change, but urges the federal government to introduce even stricter regulations, including adding a warning label on cosmetics containing substances that may cause cancer.”

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