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The law that currently oversees cosmetics and personal care products is more than 80 years old and is under 3 pages long. There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, the 84 billion dollar cosmetic and personal care industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients. As a result cosmetics, personal care products (including intimate care products like douches, wipes, powders), and professional salon products can contain ingredients linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, neurological disorders and more. And, what’s more, corporations are allowed to keep ingredients used in fragrance a secret!



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