Letter: Cosmetics study sounds unnecessary alarm

09/30/2008 | USA Today

A study citing possible health risks from chemicals in cosmetics sounded an unnecessary alarm, writes Dr. Gilbert Ross, medical director of the American Council on Science and Health, in this letter to the editor of USA TODAY. Ross argues that the activist group behind the study has the philosophy that "the mere detection of some chemical in our bodies necessarily indicates toxicity," but he notes that studies showing harm from the chemicals involved rodents that had much higher exposures than the minuscule levels that humans are exposed to.

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