Personal Care Products, Chemicals, and Your Health

When: Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 7:00-8:30
Where: Wellesley Middle School, Room 228
Summary:
In Europe, over 1100 chemicals are banned from cosmetics.
In America, only 10 are.
Beauty may cost more than you think.
On any given day, both males and females may use as many as 25 different cosmetics and personal care products (such as shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant) containing more than 200 different chemical compounds. The chemicals in any one consumer product alone are unlikely to cause harm. But unfortunately, we are repeatedly exposed to chemicals from many different sources on a daily basis, including cosmetics and personal care products.

This updated workshop, presented by Sara Frost Azzam, President of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, offers an overview of personal care products, and how to determine what products are safe. She also will demonstrate an interactive website that you can use at home to find out about the products you use, and alternatives to consider if your products are potentially harmful. We also have some free samples to distribute!