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Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Report: No More Toxic Tub

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Report: No More Toxic Tub



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New report finds that common kid's bath products like shampoo and bubble bath have toxic chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.
New report finds that common kid's bath products like shampoo and bubble bath have toxic chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.

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Published by: Environmental Working Group on Mar 12, 2009
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Getting Contaminants Out Of Children’s Bath & Personal Care Products
No More Toxic Tub
This report was written by Heather Sarantis, M.S., with Stacy Malkan and Lisa Archer. Backgroundresearch and/or review by Campaign for Safe Cosmetics staff: Charlotte Brody, R.N., Mia Davis, JamieSilberberger, Alex Scranton and Janet Nudelman. Thanks to Sarah Janssen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. of NaturalResources Defense Council, Jane Houlilhan, M.S.C.E. of Environmental Working Group and Ted Schettler
M.D., M.P.H. of Science and Environmental Health Network for their review of the science reected
in this report. The following organizations bought product samples: Breast Cancer Fund, Clean NewYork, Clean Water Fund Connecticut, Clean Water Fund Massachusetts, Colorado Women’s Lobby,Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, For a Better Bronx, Institute for Agriculture and TradePolicy, Washington Toxics Coalition and Women’s Voices for the Earth. Designed by Heather Sarantis.Funding for this project was provided by The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, The Beldon Fund,The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund, The Johnson Family Foundation, The Overbrook Foundation andThe Panta Rhea Foundation. Any errors in the report are the responsibility of the Campaign for SafeCosmetics. Copyright March 2009 by Breast Cancer Fund and Commonweal.
About the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a national coalition of nonprot women’s, environmental, health,
faith, consumer and worker organizations. Our collective goal is to protect the health of consumers andworkers by requiring the personal care products industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked tocancer, birth defects and other serious health concerns, and replace them with safer alternatives.The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is working with endorsing organizations, responsible businesses andthousands of citizen activists to shift the cosmetics market toward safer products and to advocate forsmarter laws that protect our health from toxic chemicals and encourage innovation of safer alternatives.Founding members of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics include the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow,Breast Cancer Fund, Clean Water Fund, Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, Friends of theEarth, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, National Black Environmental Justice Network, NationalEnvironmental Trust and Women’s Voices for the Earth.Visitwww.SafeCosmetics.orgfor more information.
Table of Contents
Executive Summary 4Introduction 6How the Tests Were Conducted 8Product Test Results 9Findings on 1,4-dioxane 12Findings on Formaldehyde 14Multiple Chemicals in the Tub 17Children: Not Just Little Adults 18Case Studies 19Beyond the Tub 20The Need for Reform 21Give the Beauty Industry a Makeover 23Appendix A: Ingredients Likely to Be Contaminated 24References 28

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