Toxins in cosmetics

The Cancer-Smart Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Toxic Free Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

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

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-9735886-5-1

Cornelia Dum

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Women with particular health conditions
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Private foundation
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion

A not-for-profit, non-subsidized and independent Montreal website founded in 2009, dedicated to women touched by breast cancer and committed to reveal the possible environmental causes related to cancer, in particular the conventional products of hygiene, beauty care and cosmetics.

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info@corneliadum.com
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Country: 
Canada

Femme Toxic

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English
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Online
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Breast Cancer Action Montreal
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

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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Day in the life

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English
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En Ligne
Film
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Silent Spring Insitute

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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Fairly foul

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Film
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YWCA Muskoka
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Muskoka, ON

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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Fairly Foul is also available in a higher resolution version at vimeo.com. For more information about the film, or to receive resource material related to the film, please contact YWCA Muskoka at 705-645-9827 or fairlyfoul@ywcamuskoka.com

Sun deep 2011 (sunscreen database)

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English
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Online
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Environmental Working Group
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

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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Visit their website to read more about the issues, and to search their database.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (US)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
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A coalition effort launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.

Primary Telephone: 
510-848-5701
Secondary Telephone: 
415-346-8223 x14
Email Address: 
info@safecosmetics.org­­

Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)

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English
Translated Title: 
Cosmetiques sécuritaires (Action cancer du sein de Montréal )
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Online

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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Dirty Dozen and Toxic Twenty: Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid

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The David Suzuki Foundation
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The David Suzuki Foundation
Publication Date: 
October 2010

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.

Toxins in Toiletries

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Madeleine Bird
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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