Episode #10: Heavy Metal Contamination in Cosmetics
During this episode of Rebel Heart Radio, Genevieve and Cassie discuss the dangers of heavy metals in cosmetics. Did you know that heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, zinc, chromium and iron can be found in a wide variety of personal care products including lipstick, whitening toothpaste, eyeliner and mascara? While most companies aren't intentionally adding heavy metals as ingredients [some ARE], heavy metals tag along as contaminants and we're being exposed in our products every single day. In this episode -- we break that all down for you! Specifically, we chat about...
lack of regulation in the cosmetics industry
green washing in the personal care industry
heavy metals found in personal care products
health issues linked to exposure to heavy metals
which heavy metals are the most concerning
how heavy metals make it into cosmetics
why we both reach for Beautycounter as consumers when it comes to cosmetics
common heavy metal screening practices in the cosmetics industry
why it's important to ask companies: if they are testing for heavy metals AND how often and at what point in the manufacturing process
Heavy Metals in Cosmetics Infographic | Beautycounter
"400 Lipsticks Found to Contain Lead, FDA says" | Washington Post
TAKE ACTION | Text "BETTERBEAUTY" to 52886. You will receive a link in your text message that will allow you to email your Members of Congress directly and ask them for more health protective laws on our cosmetics and personal care products.
Dr. Izabella Wentz | The Thyroid Phamacist
Beauty Brands Fight Go To Washington | Vanity Fair [article Counteract Coalition]
What is the Counteract Coalition | Beautycounter
"It's Time for Better Beauty" by Credo Beauty and EWG
Lindsay Dahl | lindsaydahl.com
Cassie Kanable | @cassiekanablentp
Rebel Heart Radio | @rebelheartradio
Genevieve Blair | @gennybbeauty
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