Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cosmetic Saftey

On Tuesday I attended a presentation by Jenna Vendil from Planned Parenthood and Emma Halas-O'Connor of the Environmental Health Strategy Center about the dangers of chemicals in cosmetics.

They opened by showing The Story of Cosmetics by Annie Leonard.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Working Group both provide some resources for consumers, help deciding what the safest choices are... In the end, though, we need more protection so that we can feel safe buying everyday products without hours of research.  The Safe Chemicals Act is one piece of federal legislation to support.

I'd love to see us get our middle schoolers informed & mad, insisting on their right to safe products - anyone up for a cosmetics safety party - it includes recipes for homemade personal care products?