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Avon Phases Out Triclosan

April 2, 2014

'Safe Cosmetics' advocates urged company to modify products.

Avon is the latest industry leader to phase out triclosan from its beauty and personal care products. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics congratulated Avon, while pushing the company to take further actions to improve the safety of its cosmetics. Triclosan is a hot topic in the headlines.

In 2013, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics worked with the Green Century Fund to file a shareholder proposal that would require Avon to adopt a safe chemicals policy; the proposal received support from 18 percent of shareholders.

According to sources at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Avon’s competitors have adopted cosmetic chemical safety standards that are stronger than existing federal regulations. Notably, Johnson & Johnson announced in 2012 that it would eliminate chemicals of concern from baby and adult products, including triclosan, parabens, phthalates and preservatives that release formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. In September 2013, Procter & Gamble announced it would eliminate triclosan and the phthalate DEP from all products by 2014.

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