The problem dates back to 1976, when the Toxic Substances Control Act went into effect. It gave the federal government the right to track the nearly 85,000 chemicals in use in this country ~ and little else.
Under this law, the EPA, which oversees the use of individual chemicals in the United States, can’t take action to protect the public from a potentially harmful chemical until after it’s been introduced to the market and after it’s been found to cause “serious harm.”
While the EPA regulates individual chemicals, it’s the FDA that oversees body care products like deodorant, soap, shaving cream, makeup, and more. The agency doesn’t review ingredient lists on body care items. Therefore, the majority of the products we’re slathering on our bodies every day have never been independently tested for safety.
What this means is that you have to do your own research and be more savvy than ever to protect against lurking and dangerous, dare I say, cancerous causing toxins in your beauty products and home. Or just let me screen that out for you, that's my job.
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