” … Some retail and manufacturing giants are abandoning toxic chemicals in personal care and other products in favour of safer ingredients.
This market shift is a direct response to mounting scientific evidence of harm from chemical exposure and to a groundswell of consumer demand spurred by groups like the BreastCancerFund‘s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, SaferChemicals‘ Mind the Store campaign, SafeCosmetics action alerts and many others.
But peek behind this story of voluntary corporate action and you’ll see a federal system that is failing to protect the public from toxic chemicals in our everyday products; a government so stymied that its work on chemicals management has been easily eclipsed by a handful of companies making a few corporate policy changes... ”
Read Should We Count on Companies to Protect Us From Toxic Chemicals? by Jeanne Rizzo, President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund, 01/09/2014