#Label-Reading Tips For Product Safety - The Golden Rule & Tip #1
- One-third of all products on the market contain one or more ingredients classiﬁed as possible human carcinogens.
- Nearly 70% of all products on the market contain ingredients that can be contaminated with impurities linked to cancer and other health problems.
- 89% of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have not been evaluated for safety by the FDA, or any other publicly accountable institution.
“Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products and ingredients do not require FDA approval before they go on the market. The exception is color additives (other than those used in most hair dyes). Companies and individuals who market cosmetics have the legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products.” - FDA.gov