One lobbying group says, yes, we should be concerned:
But the personal care products council, which represents companies that sell cosmetics, says the levels of the chemicals are not harmful.
It says: "our industry has consistently provided scientific information to assure consumers about the safety of our products..." .
It's up to the companies to make sure their products and ingredients are safe, although the fda has the ability to take action if a product is thought to be harmful.
Industry doesn't deliberately do us harm, but their interest is to basically get a product out there that we're going to love. We need to make sure that we ask them to make us love it and feel safe using it.
Some cosmetic companies are phasing out certain chemicals, they say, not because they're unsafe, but due to consumer demand.
Currently a bill called the Safe Cosmetics Act is before Congress. If you have questions about your cosmetics, check with your dermatologist and go to the FDA website.