Making Sense of Science
A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer has triggered a flurry of misguided media activity and possibly consumer concern about a potential association between hair dyes/straighteners and breast cancer. The problem is, association does not equal causation - one does not necessarily lead to the other. The…
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Halloween Face Products: How to Choose Them and How to Use Them
With Halloween fast approaching, you might be considering the use of some face paint with your or your children’s costumes. Luckily, face paint is regulated the same as your everyday cosmetics - but there are some things to keep in mind when purchasing and using Halloween makeup in order to…
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Reading the Label of Your Favorite Beauty Product
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a chemist to understand the ingredients in your everyday products. In fact, understanding product labels is easier than it seems. Let’s break down the ingredient label of a product you probably have on your bathroom shelf – lotion. Different beauty products have varying ingredient…
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