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List of Prohibited or Restricted Cosmetic Chemicals in Australia


The ACCC is responsible for enforcing the mandatory information standard for ingredient labelling for cosmetics and toiletries. The mandatory information standard requires that a full list of ingredients must be labelled on the product or container or available at point of sale. It also prescribes the order in which ingredients must be listed. The actual […]

Study: Almost Half Of All ‘Natural’ Personal Care Products Contain A Known Carcinogen


WASHINGTON – A new report by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) released today found a toxic chemical linked to cancer in over 40 percent products that call themselves “natural”. Last year, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found the carcinogen known as 1,4-dioxane in 28 percent of all personal care products after and exhaustive study of the […]

Petroleum-based cosmetics and skin care products found to contain cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane


A recent study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group showed that many cosmetic products — including more than half of all baby soaps — contained a carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show that many of their products can be contaminated by a carcinogenic impurity called 1,4-dioxane, and the EWG’s independent study showed […]

Beauty to die for: health hazards of cosmetics and skin care products revealed


Of the 7,500 products tested by the EWG, a mere 28 had been evaluated for safety by the CIR. The EWG found that one in every 120 products analyzed contained ingredients certified by the government as known or probable carcinogens and that nearly one-third of the products contained ingredients classified as possible carcinogens. Astoundingly, 54 products even violated recommendations for safe use that the CIR had put in place, yet these products are still available for sale today.