September 30, 2013
Dear Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and consumers,
Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products - even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has little authority to limit the use of these chemicals in your cosmetics.
EWG thinks this is downright dangerous. Many companies are reformulating their products to remove formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, like DMDM Hydantoin, and four parabens linked to endocrine disruption.
Revlon and L'Oreal are sticking with their formulations and leaving customers at risk.
It's time that Revlon and L'Oreal update their formulations. We need you to add your name to our petition demanding that Revlon and L’Oreal remove dangerous ingredients from their products.
We need 50,000 petition signatures by October 11. Please take action today!
What goes on our skin is often absorbed into our bodies, and that's certainly the case with chemicals in personal care products. EWG's teen body burden study found an average of 13 cosmetics chemicals in the bodies of teenage girls. Among them were phthalates, triclosan, parabens and musks - all of which have been found to alter the hormone system. We are all born pre-polluted with cosmetic ingredients. Enough is enough.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified formaldehyde - which is released from DMDM Hydantoin - as a known human carcinogen. And scientific studies have linked four parabens to disrupting normal bodily functions like reproduction.
DMDM Hydantoin and four parabens are showing up on store shelves in Revlon and L'Oreal products - and likely on your skin! Other cosmetics companies are reformulating their products to remove these chemicals.
Why are Revlon and L'Oreal holding out and putting their customers at risk? Will you join EWG today in demanding that these two companies get dangerous chemicals out of their products? We need 50,000 signatures by October 11.
Thank you for taking action, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Environmental Working Group, PublicsRight2know.org
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