How safe are the products we slather on every day?

"Lots of things on the shelf are essentially untested and by putting these products on our bodies every day, we are unwittingly participating in a human experiment."
A woman rubs a skin cream onto her face

Just how safe are the personal care products you use every day? Emily Barrett and Adana Llanos have been digging into that exact question.

Barrett and Llanos, researchers at Rutgers University’s School of Public Health, are studying how chemicals in the personal care products we use every day—from soap and shampoo to perfume and body lotions—may adversely affect our health.

Here, they explain why more information and further research are necessary to reduce exposure to harmful products and how consumer education is the answer to better health:

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