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Why are Parabens bad for the Body?

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What are Parabens? Parabens have been widely used in products to prevent bacteria growth since the 1950s. “About 85 percent of cosmetics have them,” says Arthur Rich, Ph.D., a cosmetic chemist in Chestnut Ridge, New York. “They’re inexpensive and effective.” New York City dermatologist Fran E. Cook-Bolden explains, “Parabens have a long history of safe use, and that’s why...

Why “Ban the Bead?”

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President Barack Obama signed the Microbead-Free Waters Actbill into law at the end of last year, marking the first nationwide law to ban a plastic product in order to protect our ocean and waterways! The Microbead-Free Waters Act will ban the manufacture of microbeads starting in July 2017, followed by a ban on manufacturing over-the-counter drugs and on sales...

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