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Oct 15, 2012 My lingerie model past got me fired

QUOTE: Allred says the sad truth is that most employees can be fired for any reason, as long as it's not discriminatory.

Feb 03, 2012 Too Perfect? Rachel Weisz's L'Oréal Ad Banned in Britain for Being 'Misleading

QUOTE: The U.K. is known for going after such Photoshop mischief. Ads featuring Christy Turlington for Maybelline and Julia Roberts for Lancôme were pulled for the artistic liberties taken by the retouching department.

Time Magazine
Jun 14, 2011 F.D.A. Unveils New Rules About Sunscreen Claims

QUOTE: After 33 years of consideration, the Food and Drug Administration took steps on Tuesday to sort out the confusing world of sunscreens, with new rules that specify which lotions provide the best protection against the sun and ending claims that they are truly waterproof. The F.D.A. said sunscreens must protect equally against two kinds of the sun’s radiation, UVB and UVA, to earn the coveted designation of offering “broad spectrum” protection.

New York Times
Jul 28, 2009 Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating: Melanoma risk rises 75 percent when device use begins before age 30, international panel says

QUOTE: The International Agency for Research on Cancer on Tuesday moved tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -- "carcinogenic to humans," according to a new report.

Jan 01, 2008 Not just a pretty face: The side effects of cosmetic chemicals

QUOTE: As if there weren’t enough concerns about the toxicity of cosmetic chemicals, manufacturers are rushing to incorporate nanotechnology that uses particles 80,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair....Animal studies show that some nanoparticles can penetrate cells and tissues, move through the body and brain and cause biochemical damage.

Common Ground
Sep 07, 2006 Nail Polish Makers Yield on Disputed Chemical

QUOTE: “If there is evidence that an ingredient causes or is suspected of causing cancer or birth defects, cosmetics companies should not be using it in their products,” said Kevin Donegan, the group’s director of communications. “Phthalates have clearly been demonstrated to cause harm.”

New York Times
Mar 27, 2005 Smooth Move

QUOTE: Blurring the line between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical is now a $12.4 billion sector: ''cosmeceuticals'' are defined by Packaged Facts, a consumer-goods research firm, as products that ''beautify as they address health problems or concerns.'' There is, of course, a long history of products that seem to promise health benefits but aren't quite medicine.

New York Times
Jan 25, 2004 A Hairy Problem for Salons; Diverting Premium Products to Stores Costs Industry Millions

QUOTE: But selling these products through alternative channels is not illegal, even if it violates a manufacturer's contract. So it's up to the manufacturer to catch the wholesalers, distributors and salons that are selling products on the side, and that's not always easy.

Washington Post
Jul 14, 2002 That Quest to Enhance Beauty Can Leave Scars

QUOTE: ...medically complex cosmetic procedures are being offered in beauty salons, day spas and some nurses' clinics. And sometimes, they say, the procedures are performed by unlicensed or unqualified people, increasing the chances of something going wrong.

New York Times