March 10, 2020

FDA Tests Find Asbestos in Nearly 20 Percent of Cosmetics

Laboratory tests commissioned by the federal Food and Drug Administration of talc-based cosmetics products found the notorious carcinogen asbestos in roughly 20 percent of the samples assessed. AMA Analytical Services, Inc., the nation’s leading laboratory in matters of asbestos-contaminated talc, was contracted in September 2018 by FDA to test popular cosmetics products that contain talc as an ingredient. Today FDA released the AMA results in its final report, which shows nine out of 52 cosmetics products tested positive for asbestos. Concern over the presence of asbestos in cosmetics, particularly those marketed toward children and that include talc as an ingredient, is […]
October 23, 2018

How to Choose Safer Beauty Products

Big changes start with small actions, including what you put on your face and body. That’s the fundamental principle behind Protect Our Breasts (POB, protectourbreasts.org), a nonprofit educational initiative based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. POB’s young women ambassadors, clad in the organization’s signature green scarves and led by Executive Director Cynthia Barstow, personify a singular mission: to reduce rates of breast cancer and other diseases linked to toxin exposure from everyday products and choices. Knowing that early-life habits lead to lasting patterns, POB spreads its message through college and community outreach events, arming others—especially young women and men—with […]
February 19, 2018

EWG Applauds Bill to Warn of Asbestos in Cosmetics

WASHINGTON – Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would
January 4, 2018

Deadly Fibers of Asbestos Found in Children’s Makeup

The troubling news about the presence of asbestos in children’s makeup is just the latest example of the deadly fiber