Jury awards $72 million in cancer-causing talc powder lawsuit

February 27, 2016 by  
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Johnson & Johnson was just ordered to pay$72 million dollars in damages to the family of a woman who claims she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s powder for decades. But the problem extends far further than that – there are also 1,200 other women suing the company, claiming its talc-containing products may be cancer causing, and people should be made aware. READ MORE >

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Smart Tips For Buying ‘Green’ Makeup

October 14, 2015 by  
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There are many wonderful reasons why you should consider buying organic, sustainable beauty products rather than the first that catch your eye. In fact, using organic beauty products – such as eco-friendly makeup – can actually go a long way in…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Demystifying “Natural” and “Organic” Labels on Personal Care Products

June 23, 2014 by  
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When you go grocery shopping, chances are that you notice that most (if not all) produce items have labels on them to signify whether they’re organic or not. Well, just like food, personal care products have a variety of different labels that get slapped onto them as well. These labels are meant to inform customers about the fabulousness within said products, but certain terms are often used to obfuscate, rather than clarify. A blanket term such as “ botanical ” may just mean that a tiny percentage of the ingredients are plant-based, while “natural” can imply that one of the additives came from nature once upon a time… regardless of how much it was altered before being used in that face scrub you’re holding. This label cheat sheet should help you to navigate your way through the local health food store’s beauty product aisle so you can find just what it is you’re looking for, and feel good about using it. Via You Beauty The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beauty , beauty products , Botanical , bunny free , bunny label , cheat sheet , cruelty free , label , label cheat sheet , labeling , labels , natural , natural label , Organic , organic body care , organic label , personal care , personal care products , shampoo , vegan

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Michael Jantzen Designs Solar-Powered Global Climate Change Pavilion

June 23, 2014 by  
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Prolific designer Michael Jantzen completed a conceptual proposal that uses engaging design to spur greater global climate change debate and education. Titled the Global Climate Change Pavilion, this large public structure houses research and interactive exhibits that explore the relationship between the earth and its rapidly warming climate. Wave-shaped canopies topped by solar panels surround the globular pavilion and provide shade and shelter. The solar-powered exhibition dome is made of self-cleaning photocatalytic concrete and is also designed with rainwater collection and reuse systems. + Michael Jantzen The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change pavilion , global climate change pavilion , michael jantzen , photocatalytic concrete , rainwater collection , rainwater reuse , reader submitted content , solar panel canopy , solar panels , Solar Power

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7 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous Spring and Summer Skin

May 3, 2013 by  
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Chemicals from Personal Care Products Are Polluting Chicago’s Air

May 3, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock When the gales blow across the Windy City, residents may have more to worry about than mussed hair. According to a new study led by Keri Hornbuckle from the University of Iowa , chemicals found in a myriad of personal care products are polluting Chicago’s air. Known as cyclic siloxanes, these compounds have been found to be toxic in aquatic life as well as posing a possible threat to other organisms. The airborne chemicals in downtown Chicago were recorded at levels ten times higher than in West Branch Iowa, and four times higher than in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. No studies have been completed yet to determine whether or not breathing the substances is harmful to humans, but their concentrations might be cause for concern. Read the rest of Chemicals from Personal Care Products Are Polluting Chicago’s Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , California , canada , Cedar Rapids , chicago , cyclic siloxanes , d4 , d5 , England , Food Chain , great lakes , keri hornbuckle , norway , personal care products , toxic , university of iowa , US EPA , water issues , west branch        

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Replace Your Cosmetics with These Eco-Friendly Alternatives

March 27, 2013 by  
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Earth911 rounded up these 10 safe, nontoxic and eco-friendly replacements for common cosmetics and beauty products. Read on to clean up your beauty routine, keep harmful chemicals off your skin and help prevent PPCPs from entering the environment.

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Johnson & Johnson To Remove All ‘Chemicals of Concern’ From Its Products By 2015

August 16, 2012 by  
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Bath and baby care giant Johnson & Johnson  has announced plans to remove all potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from its toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within three and a half years. The move comes three years after a coalition of over 175 non-profit groups, collectively known as The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics , began to pressure Johnson & Johnson to make its personal care products safer. Read the rest of Johnson & Johnson To Remove All ‘Chemicals of Concern’ From Its Products By 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 , 4 dioxane , baby care products , beauty products , dangerous chemicals , formaldehyde , Johnson & Johnson , quaternium-15 , The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics , toiletries

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Will a Real Earth Day Movement Please Stand Up?

April 22, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Okay, so it’s Earth Day — the day where environmentalism is celebrated with TV specials, special product offers, and well-intentioned community greening efforts. These are all nice things (but if I have to delete one more ‘Great story idea for Earth Day’ pitches for eco-friendly beauty products, so help me …).

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about face.

April 4, 2010 by  
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We know some girls who feel comfortable facing the day with nothing more on their face than a smile and some SPF protection, but we are not those girls. We like how makeup makes us look and feel, and we think it’s fun! What we don’t think is fun is trying to decipher all those mysterious ingredients on the labels of our products or weeding through the companies who are doing ok by animals and the planet. Not all makeup contains harmful ingredients, and most that do contain them only contain small amounts.

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