~ a database you can smell ~

The Environmental Working Group has posted an online database of ingredients in various cosmetics and body care products, and whether each of the components have been assessed for safety.

Singer said the environmental group used nearly 40 databases operated by the government, industry, research institutions and others to check the toxicity of the ingredients.

And I knew you would want the opposing side…

Irene Malbin, a spokeswoman for the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, said the database was “filled with erroneous information and false conclusions intended to mislead consumers. Cosmetics continue to be one of the safest categories of products used by Americans each day.” Read the gripping tale [reg. bypass: lala@mailinator.com/lalala]


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