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Something has come between me and my Calvins

Toxic chemicals in beauty care products.

• Calvin Klein’s Eternity
• Aqua Net Hair Spray
• Salon Selectives Hair Mousse
• Dove Solid Anti-Perspirant.

All these cosmetics and beauty aids have two things in common. They’re manufactured by Unilever, the Dutch-based consumer products conglomerate. And they all contain toxic chemicals called phthalates (THA-lates).

Phthalates have been shown to damage the lung, liver and kidneys, and to harm the developing testes of male offspring.

These results come from animal tests which, according to government scientists, are relevant to predicting health impacts in humans.

Last week, the European Union ordered a phase-out of two phthalates in cosmetic and beauty products.

Today, the U.S. Cosmetics Ingredient Review Panel will decide whether American consumers will be protected.

Safe alternatives to phthalates are already being used in many beauty products. Now is the time for the federal government—and for companies like Calvin Klein and Unilever—to act decisively.
After all, Eternity is a long time.

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You may download a free copy of our new report: Not Too Pretty: Phthalates, Beauty Products and the FDA.
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