Behind the Beauty Counter: What's Really in Your Makeup?
ABC News' congressional correspondent Mary Bruce discusses a new bill that could make the U.S. government regulate the chemicals in cosmetics.
Chemical Regulations: What Is Really in Your Makeup?
Americans will spend more than $60 billion this year on cosmetics, but have you ever thought about all the chemicals that may be in your favorite products? You may think the United States government reviews the safety of all the lotions, creams, sprays and makeup you use, but that is not the case.
On Eve of Holiday Shopping, Consumer Advocates Say Vigilance Needed in Children’s Product Safety
On the eve of the holiday shopping season -- and amid concern that the incoming administration of Donald Trump might roll back gains in safety regulations -- consumer advocates on Tuesday released their annual report on unsafe children’s toys. The 31st annual “Trouble in Toyland” report , released
Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on Their Bodies Each Day, Consumer Group Says
American women put an average of 168 chemicals on their bodies each day, according to a nonprofit group, but two senators say federal regulations on personal care products have barely changed since the 1930s. Senators Dianne Feinstein , D-California, and Susan Collins , R-Maine, introduced an
Baby Beer Bottles and 4 More Questionable Children's Toys
Watching a baby throw back his head to take a long sip from his bottle is a common adorable sight for parents. But what if the bottle is tinted brown with a tin top and labeled "lager"? Still cute? Fred And Friends, the manufacturers of a prank baby bottle called "Chill Baby, Li'l Lager Baby
Myths and Facts About Your Microwave
Did you see American Hustle? Remember that scene where Jennifer Lawrence’s hilarious, mouthy character Roslyn almost burns down the house by putting a meal in the microwave that’s covered with tin foil? In a fit of anger, she tells her husband, Irv, (played by Christian Bale) that he never should
9 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health
When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients for healthy recipes, and the list goes on. But becoming the healthiest version of yourself also means throwing away the stuff that's holding you
How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe
The overseas recall of a batch of U.S. whiskey imported to three Scandinavian countries has focused new attention on an ingredient that has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverage. The issue arose after Finland , Sweden and Norway asked the makers
5 Health Mistakes You Make Every Day
Your day is fraught with peril--from the dumbphone that bloops while you're driving to the NSFW website that beckons at 3 p.m. Those risks you know. How about these? 7 A.M. - You Brush Just After Breakfast Brushing after eating acidic foods - especially fruit and juice - can weaken enamel, says
12 Secret Allergy Triggers Revealed
You could blame weeds, trees, and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. But the usual suspects aren't the only triggers. A host of household items—candles, chemicals, stuffed animals, and spices—may be the real culprits. "Many homes are filled with irritants, and if