As part of our year-long sustainability challenge, this month we’re asking everyone to pay attention to toxins in household products. Cosmetics and personal care products are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to toxic chemical ingredients.
Each morning we spritz and slather ourselves in over 100 different chemicals – yet the cosmetics and personal care industry in North America is not required to prove an ingredient is safe for human health before it is on the shelves. So when we run a bath, lather cream for a shave, carefully apply our makeup, or deodorize our underarms, we could be exposing our bodies to toxic chemicals. Hormonal disruption in baby boys, developmental delays, ADHD, low sperm count in men – the effects aren’t pretty.
Toxic Beauty follows the class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and the plaintiffs; women fighting for justice in a race against time.
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