The Food And Drug Administration

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Today there are more cosmetic products on the market all over the world than ever before. There has also been an emphasis on beauty and how one presents themselves to others. The combination of these factors lead to an increase in demand for cosmetics. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has little to no control over the regulation over the safety of the ingredients included in personal care products on the market. Problems arise because there are known and identified toxic chemicals in many cosmetics, but not much has been done to change neither the ingredients nor information the general public knows of this problem. The FDA does little to nothing to regulate known toxic ingredients, but alternative ingredients have been discovered. Bispehnol A (BPA) is used in the making of many polymer products. Some of which include “polycarbonate plastics” and “epoxy resins”. It is also used as an additive that can be found in thermal papers for receipts and recycled paper. BPA is very prevalent in the United Sates, 90% of urine samples tested have shown levels of BPA present (Rosenmai, Dybdahl, Pedersen, Wedebye, Taxvig, & Vinggaard, 2014, p. 1). This suggests that much of our population has been exposed. The main source of BPA is though diet, followed by thermal paper. BPA has been studied and determined to have many affects to humans as well as some preliminary test done, show adverse affects on rodents. Some of these include, but are not limited to: disturbed mammary glad…

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