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Friday, September 6, 2013

Procter & Gamble Eliminating Phthalates, Triclosan from Products Worldwide

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Procter & Gamble Eliminating Phthalates, Triclosan from Products WorldwideSafe cosmetics activists pressure other companies to stop using toxic chemicals in personal care products, fragrances
Due to public pressure and growing concerns about the safety of chemicals found in common cosmetics, household cleaners and fragranced products, Procter & Gamble (P&G) will achieve total elimination of the toxic chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate (DEP) from all its products by 2014, according to an announcement on the company's website. P&G is the worlds largest manufacturer of consumer products, home to iconic brands including Cover Girl, Tide, Crest and Ivory.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics congratulates P&G for taking bold and globally-significant action to protect the health of its 4.8 billion consumers by eliminating two dangerous toxic chemicalstriclosan and DEPfrom all its products, said Janet Nudelman, program director at the Breast Cancer Fund and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been urging companies to eliminate phthalates from personal care products since 2002. Because of this pressure, many cosmetics companies have stopped using two dangerous phthalates, DBP and DEHP, but the industry has continued to widely use DEP in fragrance.

P&G is taking an important step in the right direction, said Nudelman. Major multinational cosmetic companies have no...
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