April 18, 2007

sign for safety

I've been doing a bit of reading about ingredients in body care products. I am hoping to get all the details together to write about toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, makeup, etc. I can tell you that what I have learned so far is disturbing and a little overwhelming. I am determined to find the best alternatives though before I share the full scoop.

In the meantime take a look at this petition to the FDA, asking that they "set safety standards when it comes to the products we all use every day. . . to keep families safe from potentially toxic and harmful ingredients." I don't know the politics of why the FDA doesn't cover body care, but this seems a good place to start for some consumer advocacy.

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