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The ugly side of beauty: Chemicals in cosmetics threaten college-age women's reproductive health

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Acne is a condition that has nothing to do with what you put on your face. Or what you eat either.

Couldn't agree more. But women are brainwashed to use these hundreds of products on their faces.

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non of those products worked, since she always had lots of acne. In contrast, I wash my face whenever I remember and with body wash, and I rarely get acne or any marks on the skin.

Acne is a condition that has nothing to do with what you put on your face. Or what you eat either.

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The article forgot to mention the dangers of painting enamel paints onto fingernails and toenails, where the solvents are able to be slowly absorbed into the skin. Your skin would be seriously damaged if you put solvent-based paints anywhere else on your body; the toenails and fingernails merely slow the absorption but the body collects them nevertheless.

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We are all slowly being poisioned by big pharma, big food companies, big chemical companies pesticides GMOs, plastics, dirty air, fluoride in the water, radiation etc etc etc...God help us because it seems that we cant help ourselves.

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Never understood why women use so much chemicals on their faces. My previous partner used a thousand products and yet, non of those products worked, since she always had lots of acne. In contrast, I wash my face whenever I remember and with body wash, and I rarely get acne or any marks on the skin.

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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the term “cosmetic” can include deodorants, perfumes, lotions, nail polish, shampoos and other hair products, as well as eye, lip and face makeup.

This is important to know, because unless these products are used to treat a condition, such as dandruff or perspiration, they are not federally regulated in the same way drugs are. That leaves it up to cosmetic companies to decide how to communicate product safety.

This is insane. Leaving an industry that preys on insecurity with that much latitude regarding safety can only mean it must have enough power to pay off the right "pro-business" politicians to sabotage regulation.

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