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Quote from Safe Shoppers Bible, (written by Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.) “Not a single cosmetic company warns consumers of the presence of carcinogens in its products - despite the fact that several common cosmetic ingredients or their contaminants are carcinogenic themselves or are carcinogenic precursors. Consumers have an inalienable right to know what ingredients are in products they use daily, and to be certain that chemicals posing chronic health risks will be phased out when alternatives are available.” " I have reviewed the Neways products, and confirm their safety and absence of any carcinogenic ingredients or contaminants and deem them one of the safest personal care product lines in the world."

Samuel S. Epstein, MD, Professor emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health and Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition

In 1997, in the Boston Globe, Senator Edward Kennedy reported that the GAC had reported and identified more than 125 known carcinogens in our daily used personal care products.(see cover of Boston Globe)

Nicholas Ashford, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard Clapp, MPH, D.Sc., Professor of Public Health, Boston University

List of Controversial chemicals from the US Government Breast Cancer Action

Cancer Prevention Coalition Page, Dr. Samuel Epstein, MD-Third party Articles and Information from about chemicals in products Children's Environmental Health Network Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

www.Not Just a Pretty Stacy Malkan Environmental working Group


More References

"Bioassay of 1,4-Dioxane for possible carcinogenicity (CAS No. 123-91-1)." National Toxicology Program, TR-80.

Bouillon, C. "Shampoos and hair conditioners." Clinics in Dermatology, 1988; 6(3): 83-92.

Conry, T. Consumer's Guide to Cosmetics. Garden City, NY: Ancor Press / Doubleday, 1980, p. 74.

"Final report on the safety assessment of sodium lauryl sulfate." Journal of the American College of Toxicology; 1983; 2(7).

Sixth Annual Report on Carcinogens, 1991. Summary. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1991, pp. 192-195.

"Sodium lauryl sulfate ammonium lauryl sulfate."1996 CIR Compendium. Washington, D.C.: Cosmetic Ingredient Review, 1996, pp. 134-135.

"Toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of coconut oil acid diethanolamine condensate (CAS NO. 68603-42-9) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (dermal studies)." National Toxicology Program, TR-479.

"Toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of lauric acid diethanolamine condensate (CAS NO. 120-40-1) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (dermal studies)." National Toxicology Program, TR-480.

Emily Yoffe -Author “Chemical Good Looks”;  U.S. News & World Report, November 10, 1997  
“Each day American women reach for shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, moisturizer, and dusting powder.  We apply blusher, eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick, then maybe dab on nail polish and perfume.  We have just exposed ourselves to 200 different chemicals.”
Joel Bleifuss-Author “ To Die For”;  In These Times; February 17, 1997 & Take a Powder”, These Times, March 3, 1997  
“Cosmetics are among the most unregulated, and therefore most potentially harmful, consumer products on the market.  Consumers fail to realize that what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body.” 
Peter Phillips Author, Director “Project Censored 1997 & 1998”, The News That Didn’t Make the News  
“One of the cosmetic toxins that consumer advocates are most concerned about are nitrosamines, which contaminate a wide variety of cosmetic products.  In the 1970’s, the nitrosamine contamination of cooked bacon and other nitrate-treated meats in the food industry became a public health issue.  But today nitrosamines contaminate cosmetics at significantly higher levels than were once contained in bacon.

Begoin, Paula Blue Eyeshadow Should Still Be Legal, Beginning Press, 1988

 Brumberg, Elaine Take Care of Your Skin, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. 1989

 Chase, Deborah The New Medically-Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book, Henry Holt and Co., 1989

 Friend, Tim "USA Today," 4-10-90

Green, Dr. Keith Detergent Penetration Into Young and Adult Eyes Department of Opthamology, Medical College of GA, Augusta, GA.

Hampton, Aubrey Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients Organica Press

Metarasso, Dr. Seth L. "Faking lt" – Muscle & Fitness, November, 1990

Novick, Dr. Nelson Lee Super Skin, Clarkston, N. Potter, Inc., Publishers, 1988

Valmy, Christine 8 Vons Ulrich, Elise "Mid-Air Skin Care" – Entrepreneurial Woman,

July/August 1990-Winter, Ruth A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, Crown Publishers, Inc. 1989

Wright, Camille S. Shampoo Report, Images International, Inc., 1989

American Cancer Research 





Bras and Breast Cancer





Breast Cancer Action

Campaign for Safe





Cancer Prevention Coalition Website-Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, MD

Cancer Control Society Website




Cancer Risks -Mercury News




Cancer Study Washington Post 




Colorado Cancer Research Center 




Cancer is Made, not Born





Cancer Reform Bill





Cancer Study Washington DC




Cancer Killer with Roundup working group




Facts on Carcinogens at Home

controversial ingredients to Avoid




Health Alert






Latex Gloves and Hidden Dangers Chemicals

Mammograms Cause Cancer

Mammograms and Cancer Risk by Dr. Samuel Epstein




Scientific Causes and Prevention of Cancer



Stop Cancer Website

Thermography Information safe form of body/breast exam


Young Women at Greater Risk of Cancer 




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