A specific logo for cosmetic products to protect pregnant women

Dec 10 08:56 2008 Josephine Toulemonde Print This Article

A logo may be introduced in France to control the cosmetic industry and protect pregnant women from the toxicity of certain chemicals.



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Roselyne Bachelot,Guest Posting French minister of Health, is evaluating the risks posed by cosmetics during pregnancy and for children. The aim is to research the toxicity of certain chemical substances, such as phthalates and parabens.

“I would like to investigate, in partnership with the industry, the possibility of putting a logo on products that may be reproductively toxic indicating that they are not recommended for use by pregnant women and young children” said Roselyne Bachelot on Nov 26 during a symposium held in Paris.

The French cosmetics industry only uses one phthalate: diethylphthalate or DEP, as well as 4 parabens: methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, and butyl-parabens. How bad are they for our health, especially for pregnant women and young children? Do they have effects on female and male reproductive organs?

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Josephine Toulemonde
Josephine Toulemonde

Josephine Toulemonde is a digestive care consultant. She is the founder of www.optiderma.com, a website on natural skin tips and remedies to help with skin disorders through nutrition advice, interviews with experts, articles, skin care recipes, and testimonials.

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