Tell P&G: Pull cancer-causing chemicals from your products

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Procter & Gamble refuses to remove known carcinogens from its products

Tell Procter & Gamble:
"Remove known cancer-causing chemicals from your personal care products."

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Dear 5849376,

Procter & Gamble, the largest personal care product company in the world, spends millions plastering products with pink ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness-- products packed with cancer-causing chemicals.

Major P&G brands such as Tide, Pantene, Herbal Essence, and CoverGirl are full of carcinogens and are sold to customers without so much as a warning on the label.1 It's time to highlight P&G's role in contributing to cancer.

Procter & Gamble needs to make a real commitment to protecting its customers' health. Click here to sign the petition.

Dozens of potentially dangerous chemicals can be found across the spectrum of P&G products. Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), recognized as a carcinogen by the state of California, is one such chemical used worldwide. The US National Institutes of Health reports that BHA is "reasonably anticipated" to be a human carcinogen. By putting chemicals linked to cancer in P&G products, the corporation is running a dangerous experiment on human health.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has reviewed the scientific literature on carcinogens and found cancer-causing chemicals in Procter & Gamble products including shampoos, lotions, cosmetics, and hair dyes. The CSC cross-referenced this research with authoritative bodies, including the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and the National Toxicology Program (NTP).

Many of the chemicals P&G uses are banned in various places around the world. There is no reason for Procter & Gamble to put cancer-causing chemicals in its personal beauty products when safer alternatives exist.

P&G has enormous influence over the market -- when Procter and Gamble makes a move on a carcinogen, the rest of the industry moves with it. P&G pinkwashes its products to try to convince consumers that it cares about their health, and is committed to fighting a disease that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. They shouldn't be allowed to get away with it.

If enough of us call out P&G's hypocrisy, we can pressure P&G into cleaning up its act for good. Click the link below to sign the petition.

Thanks for everything you do.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. "Tell Procter & Gamble to Make Cosmetics Without Cancer," The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Oct 1, 2014

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