Search Resources (English): Toxins in cosmetics

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Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)  
http://www.bcam.qc.ca/content/safe-cosmetics-campaign

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed — long-term — to erasing the disease. They educate about environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. The goal of this Safe Cosmetics Campaign is to provide accurate and unbiased information on the scientific data on the health effects of cosmetics and to provide a platform for demanding political and regulatory changes.

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Sun deep 2011 (sunscreen database)  
http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/

Fifth annual update of the Environmental Working Group's database of over 1,700 sunscreen products ranked according their safety with respect to known toxic chemicals, as well as their effectiveness.

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Published: 2011
Fairly foul  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h1jex0hYzIU

A documentary highlighting some of the hidden hazards in health and beauty products, including interviews with groups working to educate and empower Canadian consumers. Contributing groups include Environmental Defence, Femme Toxic, Love the Label, and Breast Cancer Action Montreal. 

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Published: 2012
Day in the life  
http://www.silentspring.org/breast-cancer-and-environment/day-life-video

A short online video that follows a woman as she goes through her day, and identifies the toxic substances that she encounters throughout her day. 

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Femme Toxic  
http://www.femmetoxic.com/

A campaign whose goal  is to educate young Canadian women about the toxins in cosmetic and personal care products that are detrimental to human health and can increase the risk of cancer and other health-related disorders. Seeks also to provide people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform. 

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Published: 2009
The Cancer-Smart Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention  
http://www.toxicfreecanada.ca/articlefull.asp?uid=136

A free 24-page downloadable guide to peer-reviewed research on breast cancer prevention.

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Published: 2011
Toxins in Toiletries  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39367

Discusses the lack of regulatory oversight and awareness of the presence of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and the creation of a vibrant safe cosmetics movement.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Dirty Dozen and Toxic Twenty: Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid  
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/downloads/Dirty-dozen-backgrounder.pdf

The David Suzuki Foundation has recently released their report on chemicals in cosmetics, in which they present the results of an online survey they ran this past spring.

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Published: October 2010