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"No Family History" Examines Toxins in Cosmetics

"No Family History" Examines Toxins in Cosmetics

Breast Cancer Awareness month is still a few months away, but combating the disease shouldn't be relegated to October alone. If you have a moment, you may want to check out the trailer for No Family History. The documentary (and accompanying book) explores the increase in breast cancer rates, emphasizing prevention over corporate think-pink campaigns. Like many environmental activists, filmmaker Sabrina McCormick believes that the chemicals we're surrounded by — including those in our cosmetics — are carcinogenic. Does the trailer make you concerned about what you might be putting on your body?

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kiwichibi kiwichibi 8 years
Seems like these days everything causes cancer. Everything in moderation.
cdelaney cdelaney 8 years
i only use chemical-free, preservative-free, organic makeup and beauty products. plus, i only use natural and non-toxic cleaners for the house like vinegar, borax, baking soda, and tea tree.
karlorene karlorene 8 years
i use very natural products because i have to- my skin is soo sensitive!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
People have had cancer for a long time. Even before our century... Anyone with it would want a reason, an explaination, but sometimes it's a mystery why one person gets cancer or any other disease and another does not.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
aarohi - Here is the link for Skin Deep, a cosmetics safety database: http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1
Mariannie Mariannie 8 years
I do think the Think Pink campaign has become more of a corporate ploy than anything else.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
This is why I choose more natural cosmetics and personal care products.
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