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CA Recognizes Cancer-Causing Chemical Used in Shampoos


California keeps a list of chemicals known to cause cancer and/or reproductive health problems. State scientists update the list as new studies emerge on chemicals, often chemicals found in common household products. Last week, California officially identified a chemical known as cocamide DEA as a cancer-causing chemical. What’s cocamide DEA? It sounds like coconut, right?…

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Sham "Organic" Shampoo – Dubious Labels on Personal Care Products


The tremendous growth of the organic market has unfortunately fostered the growth of some fishy organic claims. In the organic food sector, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has strict standards, and organic certifiers are generally good about validating organic label claims. But when it comes to personal care products, USDA has failed to establish…

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