The #saveourskins campaign seeks to educate people about the proven dangers of ingredients in our personal care products and spark action to reform the system.
Why do we need to #saveourskins?
Because our health depends on it
Because the US Government and corporations aren't
Because the environmental cost is too high
More than 89% of chemicals used in cosmetics have never been tested for their effects on human health. Anything applied to the skin can enter the bloodstream, causing unintended negative health effects. We're the guinea pigs.
US regulations on chemicals are severely lacking. In the European Union, 1,100 chemicals have been banned for use in personal care items, and many have been identified as carcinogens, mutagens, or reproductive toxins. In the United States, the FDA has only banned ten.
Chemicals from personal care products become concentrated in our environment and public waters after they are washed off the skin, causing genetic mutations and infertility in animals.
How can you take action?
1. Find out if it's harmful