Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Companies continue to hide toxic chemicals from consumers.

According to a recent report from Women's Voice for the Earth, twenty-two companies have requested "trade secret" status in order to bypass California's new public database of toxic cosmetic chemicals, the California Safe Cosmetics Program Database.

This database is fairly new, only released this month, and it requires companies to report reproductive and carcinogenic toxins under California's Proposition 65. Proposition 65 was approved by voters in 1986 and was also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. According to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, which administers the program and database:

"Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water. "
Products in California that meet the requirement for reproductive and carcinogenic toxicity can also carry Prop 65 labels.

These companies, listed below, are trying to abuse the trade secret system in order to avoid these labels and public pressure to change their ingredients. It's a shame the once again, profit trumps public health. Shame of these companies! If you would like to voice your opinion on this issue, you can call the 1-800 number listed on the products, ask the manufacturers about the ingredients and demand action.

Alberto Culver
  • Motions
  • Nexxus
  • Soft & Beautiful
  • Tresemme
Alberto Culver USA, Inc.
  • FDS (removed trade secret ingredient)
  • St. Ives (removed trade secret ingredient)
  • VO5 (removed trade secret ingredient)
Chattem, Inc.
  • Balmex
  • BullFrog
  • Cortizone 10
  • Gold Bond
  • Herpecin-L
  • Mudd
  • Selsun Blue
  • Selsun Naturals
  • Selsun Salon
Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • SOFTSOAP (removed trade secret ingredient or discontinued product)
Conopco, Inc.
  • Suave (removed trade secret ingredient or discontinued product)
Demeter Fragrance Library, Inc.
Farouk Systems, Inc.
  • Bioglitz
  • Bioglitz Color
  • BioSilk
  • CHI
  • CHI Organics
  • Chromatic (discontinued product)
  • Sungliltz
  • Sunglitz
Great Clips, Inc.
  • Detour – Great Clips
  • Solutions by Great Clips
Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.
  • Jan Marini Skin Research
Kenra Professional, LLC
  • Elucence
  • Kenra (r) Classic
  • Kenra (r) Platinum
Lumene Oy
  • Lumene
Melaleuca, Inc.
  • Nicole Miller – Confidential  (removed trade secret ingredient)
Nars Cosmetics
  • NARS
Regis Corporation
  • Costcutters
  • Mastercuts
  • Regis Design Line
Robell Research
  • Supersmile
rolland srl
  • Insight
  • Organic Way
  • Una
Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • CloSYS
Schwartzkopf & Henkel
  • Got2B
  • Smooth N Shine
Shiseido America, Inc.
  • Basala  (discontinued product)
  • NARS
  • Shiseido
  • Shiseido Benefiance BENEFIANCE
  • Shiseido Future Solution
  • Shiseido Pureness
  • Shiseido The Makeup
  • Shiseido The Skincare
  • Shiseido White Lucen
Shiseido Co., Ltd.
  • Cle de peau beaute
  • Qiora
  • Shiseido
  • Shiseido Benefiance
  • Shiseido Bio-Performance
  • Shiseido Elixir
  • Shiseido Hair Care
  • Shiseido Men
  • Shiseido Pureness
  • Shiseido The Makeup
  • Shiseido The Skincare
  • Shiseido White Lucent
Tammy Taylor Nails, Inc.
  • Tammy Taylor
  • Tammy Taylor Nails
The Dial Corporation
  • Coast
  • Dial
  • Right Guard
Thanks to Women's Voices for the Earth.

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