10 Apr '12, 11am

TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

Dr. Philippa Darbre, an Oncologist at the University of Reading, says, 'If multiple scientific studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and have been made available to the general public because of genuine concerns over specific compounds, then it seems to me that the consumer should be able to know which products do not contain these chemicals. Although there may be no definitive evidence for proof of harm, if a body of data exist to suggest adverse properties and progressive companies are able to implement precautionary measures by removing them, then it seems rather sinister to me that labeling as "free from" should be disallowed. What is so wrong with allowing the consumer to know if a cosmetic product is "free from paraben" or "'free from aluminium"'?

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/camp...

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