The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition effort launched in 2004 to protect human health by securing the corporate, regulatory, and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from personal care products. The Campaign works with over 100 endorsing organizations, including Green America.
Over the years, CSC’s research and reports have significantly contributed to change in the cosmetics industry, including Johnson & Johnson’s decision in 201 to phase out formaldehyde-releasing chemicals from its baby products worldwide.
“We’re truly honored to receive this award from Green America,” said Lisa Archer, Director of CSC. “Shifting to safer chemicals will benefit everyone by stimulating innovation of the safe, nontoxic products that the world market is demanding.”
Dr. Devra Davis is the founder of the nonprofit Environmental Health Trust, which works to reduce the human health impacts from “controllable environmental risks,” including asbestos, chemicals in consumer products, smoking, and now, cell phone radiation.
According to Davis, the cellular industry has allocated $250 million to discredit the World Health Organization after it declared cell phone radiation to be a potential carcinogen in 2011, putting it in the same category as lead, jet fuel exhaust, and DDT. “Scientific evidence has become stronger, government action is shifting, and those willing to speak out are growing. But it’s tough for a small nonprofit to fight a $250 million battle, which is why I’m so grateful to Green America for this award,” she said.