08 Nov '11, 6pm

An Exxon-backed "think tank" says that toxic chemicals in cosmetics are actually good for you

An Exxon-backed "think tank" says that toxic chemicals in cosmetics are actually good for you

Make what you will, then, of CEI’s allegation that advocacy groups like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics seek only to frighten consumers, pressure manufacturers, and move legislators to over-regulate product ingredients. “People for the most part do not get hurt by using cosmetics and other skincare products, save the occasional allergic reaction which can occur among people with sensitive skin or allergies,” writes Dana Joel Gattuso in the CEI report The True Story of Cosmetics , an obvious dig at Annie Leonard’s animated short of a similar name. “Nor is there scientific evidence that chemicals present in personal-care products typically, in trace amounts—can cause cancer, endocrine disruption, asthma, or allergens.”

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