The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics


The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics! is a coalition of public health, educational, religious, labor, women's, environmental and consumer groups. The mission of the The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics! is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, genetic mutation or reproductive harm.

Founding organizational members of the campaign include:

Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow is a citizen initiative in Massachusetts to establish new government policies to prevent harm to our health from toxic hazards.

The Breast Cancer Fund
The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) is the leading national organization focused on identifying the causes of breast cancer and preventing the disease.

Commonweal
Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. Founded in 1976, Commonweal conducts programs that contribute to human and ecosystem health -- to a safer world for people and for all life.

Environmental Working Group
Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers who pore over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and their own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions.

Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy and just world.

Health Care Without Harm
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups.

National Envirnmental Trust
The National Environmental Trust is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 1994 to inform citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life.

Women's Voices for the Earth
Women's Voices for the Earth is a nonprofit, women-centered environmental justice organization founded in 1995. Their mission is to empower women -- who, historically, have had little power to affect environmental policy -- and to create an ecologically sustainable and socially just society.

National Black Environmental Justice Network
NBEJN is a non-profit organization that was formed in December 1999 during an emergency gathering of black community activists, labor groups, farmers, educators, youth, lawyers, and health professionals. People from more than 30 states came together in New Orleans, Louisiana, to map out strategies to defeat a pro-environmental racism campaign led by industrial associations and business lobbying groups and to strengthen the environmental justice movement. NBEJN has undertaken a four-point strategy to combat environmental racism that focuses on the following: 1. Safe and Healthy Communities; 2. Sustainable Development and Clean Production; 3. Civil Rights and Equal Protection Laws/Policies; and 4. International Human Rights Protections. For more information, contact Executive Director Damu Smith; National Black Environmental Justice Network; 1400 16th Street N.W., Suite 225; Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202-265-4919; Fax: 202-265-4912; E-mail:NBEJN029@aol.com.