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P&G Is “First Target” Of CSC’s “Cosmetics Without Cancer” Campaign

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness Month makes P&G its “first target,” calling on the firm to discontinue use of formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and other alleged cancer-causing chemicals in its personal-care products. According to the NGO, products from Pantene, CoverGirl, Olay, Herbal Essences and Max Factor, among other P&G brands, contain substances that could be contributing to rising breast-cancer rates.

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