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Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher(s): Environmental Working Group

Author(s): Sean Gray; Rebecca Sutton; Nneka Leiba; Jane Houlihan

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: skin deep; cosmetics; personal care products

Type: Report


Skin Deep pairs ingredients in more than 25,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind. Why did a small nonprofit take on such a big project? Because the FDA doesn't require companies to test their own products for safety.