Get BBP Out Of Our Cosmetics!

A recent study has shown that butyl benzyl phthalate, or BBP, a chemical found in lipstick and nail varnish may interfere with the healthy development of breast tissue. BBP is a man-made substance that accumulates in fatty tissue and is part of a group of chemicals that mimic oestrogen. The concern has been so great that they have already been banned in teething rings and dummies across Europe. The Women’s Environmental Network is campaigning to have them removed from all cosmetics on sale in Britain. Glenville June 09

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