"Let's start out by turning your attention towards the following dirty thoughts:
Currently there are 80,000 synthetic chemicals that are not fully tested (Source: Natural Resource Defense Council)
In US, cosmetic industry's panel has reviewed just 11 percent of the 10,500 cosmetic ingredients cataloged by FDA (FDA 2000)
Only 11 Chemicals are banned in US.
Canada has a guideline for just over 650 and The European Union Health Commission has restricted over 1,300 chemicals.
There is outdated government regulations when it comes to cosmetics, that hasn't been updated since 1930.
Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 finally introduced and awaiting for voting. But there's no pre-market approval requirement for cosmetics to be on sale in US and Canadian markets.
No legal definitions of "Natural" and Organic.
Laws are not required to regulate the use of words like "Natural" and "Organic" on cosmetics and personal care products.
Fragrances are considered trade-secret
Manufacturers are not required to disclose specific fragrance ingredients on the product label. Instead, the generic term parfum is listed, representing a mixture of potentially dozens of chemicals.
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Important stuff that apparently we have to monitor for ourselves.