By Amy Zimmer
With scientific advances and growing access to information in recent years, we have become more cognizant about how we take care of ourselves. Many eat organically, avoid processed foods and double-check labels to make sure that no pesky preservatives sneak into our diets.
But while we pay so much attention to the things we put into our bodies, we may forget—or not even know—about the potential harm in the products we rub into our skin and lather into our hair.
Did you know that the U.S. has not passed a law to regulate chemicals in cosmetics and self-care products since 1938? On the other hand, the European Union, for example, sets up a series of hoops to jump through before any cosmetic hits the market…