Appendix C

Further Reading And Chapter Resources

appendix_c Some of the many helpful resources for understanding and coping with sensitivities.

This appendix offers extra resources for every chapter.

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Personal Care

Terressentials publishes an on-line newsletter full of information andlinks regarding products in cosmetics and personal care items. Very informative. See

Also see The Healthy Person’s Guide to Personal Care Ingredients, also on the Terressentials website:

Winter, R. 2005. Consumer Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable in Cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, 6th Edition. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Action campaigns to remove toxics from cosmetics:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health,educational, faith, labor, women's, environmental and consumer groups. FOUNDING ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS OF THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE: Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, The Breast Cancer Fund,Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Health Care Without Harm, National Black Environmental Justice Network, National Environmental Trust and Women's Voices for the Earth. See The mission of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the cosmetics industry to phase outthe use of chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, geneticmutation or reproductive harm. See Three of the largest cosmetics companies in the world --L'Oreal, Revlonand Unilever, have agreed to remove two pthalates, DEHP and DBP, now banned from cosmetics in the Euruopean Union because of their known or suspected association with cancer and birth defects, from their products.

The Compact for Safe Cosmetics is a pledge to remove some toxic chemicals and replace them with safer alternatives. For a list of companies that have signed and action suggestions, see

For articles on toxics in cosmetics, see

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