Lead in lipsticks… microbes in mascara…hormones in shampoo…Should you be worried?
There’s nothing that makes you sweat like opening an innocuous e-mail to find a warning about antiperspirants causing breast cancer.
Or reading a story in The New York Times, as I did recently, suggesting that breast growth in some boys has been linked to certain shampoos. From toxic moisturizers to chemical-laden perfumes, there has been unavoidable buzz recently about health risks—from slightly alarming to deeply scary—lurking in beauty products. In an effort to separate real dangers from speculation, I quizzed scores of dermatologists, chemists, and toxicologists. Here’s the (mostly good) news.