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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Estee Lauder should remove phthalates - chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive disorders - from all of its products in every market, consumer advocacy organization states in a Feb. 7 release. CFSC points to Winter 2007 Consumer Reports which identified Lauder's Aveda Love Pure-Fume Essence, Clinique Happy and Estee Lauder Beautiful as containing phthalates DEP and DEHP, though the ingredients were not listed on the packaging. While DEHP is banned from cosmetics in Europe, both the European and U.S. samples of Happy and Beautiful were found to contain the chemical. The organization is behind a pledge to cleanse cosmetics of all ingredients banned overseas for associated health risks. More than 500 companies have signed on; Estee Lauder is not one of them (1"The Rose Sheet" Feb. 5, 2007, In Brief)...
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