Cosmetics and personal care products can contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other substances of concern, but their labels can be hard to read. The infographic launched by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Tegengif/Erase All Toxins today uncovers the story behind chemicals in cosmetics.
In lieu of the European Parliament voting on a Resolution on the EU position and commitment in advance to the UN high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable disease New York, USA, 19-20 September 2011, HEAL produced a fact sheet titled ’Chronic disease: How do environmental factors play a role?’
In an Open Letter to the European Commission, HEAL also urged the health commissioner John Dalli to bring environmental factors to the agenda along with the four so-called “lifestyle” factors: tobacco, poor diets, alcohol and lack of physical activity. Read Open Letter here.