Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Skin Deep

Hey, Mamas! Check this out. A wonderful friend and Mama (who also happens to be a nurse) sent me this link to a site called Skin Deep. Essentially, it's a database where you can search the safety of cosmetics and other personal (and baby) care items or their ingredients. Why do we even need such a thing, you ask?

"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."

In this age of questionable product safety, a Mama needs all the tools she can lay her hands on.

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