TUCSON, Ariz. 4/24/2007 07:26 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
An environmental coalition known as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is pressuring the U.S. government to institute regulations on the use of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. Studies have found that toxic chemicals are regularly used in such products, but are not labeled for consumers.
According to a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, one in every 120 cosmetics out of the 7,500 tested contained at least one known or likely carcinogen. The items found to be contaminated included lip balms, lotions, makeup and shampoos.
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