Firms urged to recall toxic cosmetics

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THE EcoWaste Coalition on Thursday renewed its demand to manufacturers and retailers of cosmetic products containing banned ingredients to recall their products from the market. EcoWaste’s project protect coordinator Thony Dizon said 15 imported and locally-produced cosmetics contain banned isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben chemicals, which are toxic. These are ingredients in some skin moisturizing lotion, skin whitening cream and lotion, sun protection lotion, body wash, cleanser, liquid hand soap and foot scrub cream. Studies indicated that parabens can imitate estrogens, associated withincreased risk of breast cancer.

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NELSON s. BADILLA

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