Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals called phthalates have been linked to allergies, asthma, cancer, obesity, and neurodevelopmental problems in newborns, according to a recent study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Yet phthalates, and a slew of other dangerous chemicals, have long found their way into the hygienic products lining grocery store shelves. Richard P. Console, managing partner of the law firm Console & Hollawell, seeks to discover why the Food and Drug Administration refuses to view the chemicals in our cosmetics as safety risks despite concerned scientists, medical professionals, and environmental health campaigners nationwide.
“I was shocked to learn that lead and formaldehyde are being slipped into everything from deodorant to lipstick,” says Console. “We use these products every day, which means we’re continually exposed to these lethal toxins – why isn’t the FDA given the powers to clamp down? While food and drug companies face strict regulations, why are cosmetic manufacturers allowed to use banned chemicals and carcinogens?”
In his recent article “The Ugly Truth About Beauty Products: What’s In Your Cosmetics Could Be Killing You,” Console investigates some of the most prevalent, and distressing, toxins in our products, and why they don’t always show up on the label. Expanding upon recent studies from medical journals and public health organizations, he aims to demonstrate a crucial fact about our current system – the beauty industry is largely unregulated. Until the government takes firm action, or all manufacturers start policing themselves, consumers have to start taking their health into their own hands.