What this blog is about!

Now that we know most of our department store cosmetics and household products are full of harmful, cancer-causing and hormone-interrupting chemicals, what can we do about it? This blog is to help us all share ideas on what products we have tried, what products are relatively safe, what is affordable to the general public and what we have found to REALLY WORK! We are in this together!

It probably makes the most sense for you to start with the first post, and work your way up to the current one! We welcome your comments!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Head in the sand ......

OK -- one of us is obviously getting the discount at Ross on Tuesdays. I have very sensitive skin and am postmenopausal. My daughter (with the pink streaks in her hair) is 31 and will be another person contributing posts to this blog, as well as my 26-year-old daughter (with the hat on). I have used department store brands of makeup since I was 13 years old, and grocery store brands, too. I hate to say that I have been extremely distracted in the past couple of years, but I have just recently been made aware that there is a huge campaign going on to demand that cosmetic companies take all of the harmful chemicals out of our makeup and skin care products. No wonder everyone is getting cancer, young women are having trouble getting pregnant, we all feel toxic. We are being bombarded on every front by inexpensive garbage that is making us all sick. Now that you are all sufficiently depressed, let's do something about it. If you haven't already, please go to our breast cancer website, http://www.rackpackfoundation.com/, and go to the Links page. Please check out all of the information available from Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, then start looking at the labels on pretty much everything you use from the minute you wake up in the morning to the time you plop down on the pillow at night. I challenge you to find one single item that doesn't contain at least one (and probably more) harmful chemical on the Dirty Thirty list mentioned on our links page. Some of the very worst offenders are baby wash (gasp!), toothpaste and scented body lotion. Go read a few labels right now, if you dare! Then post a comment on here! Get mad -- then let's get busy!

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