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As I’ve continued on my quest for environmental jobs in Oregon,
I stumbled upon this project conducted by the Oregon Environmental Council

What’s in my makeup bag?

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This .pdf report,
which I highly recommend you review,
is the product of a survey of over 1,000 women from Portland State University.

The results, which were summarized on the OEC website,
are a frightening reminder of the subtle ways in which society grossly undervalues of the health of women:

  • These women use an average of 10 personal care products a day, most of which contain toxic chemicals

  • Many of those chemicals are linked to hormone disruption, cancer and other long-term irreversible health impacts

  • Because of a broken oversight system, these personal care products are not adequately tested or regulated, and manufacturers aren’t required to list all ingredients on their labels

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Pretty scary? Right?
And 10 products? I believe my accurate count would be roughly 37.
Because, I have a serious addiction.

Even if you DON’T wear makeup, this study includes any type of personal care product.
Toothpaste, deodorant, soap.
{Please tell me that you use at least one of these.}

Do you realize what this OEC report suggests?
Even if you are an ‘au natural’ beauty, you are exposed to carcinogens on the daily.
It’s wrong.

It only takes a minute, and there’s something you can do about it:

Click here to sign the Safe Makeup Petition

Because it’s all fun and games, until someone dies of lip gloss induced cancer.

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Speak up, it’s what this country is all about. Xox.

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  1. Pingback: Speak Up | Second Glance | Fashion Recycling - Women's Consignment Clothing - Corvallis, OR

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