Cancer Causing Cosmetics: Poisons in Your Bathroom

Chemicals found in cosmetics and personal care products are currently unregulated. Ingredients such as pthalates, coal tar, talc and parabens have been linked to increased risk of cancer. Many have been banned in Europe but not in the United States. Two excellent sources of information about toxic chemicals in our cosmetics are FemmeToxic (see their list of the “ToxicTwenty”, the most dangerous