Where To Start
Protect your health by minimising exposure to harmful chemicals. Safe Cosmetics Australia chooses the precautionary principle, our certified brands leave out ingredients where there is doubt over their safety, choosing natural and organic chemicals where possible. How can you get involved? Download the Toxic-Free E-book, sign & share the campaign petition, explore the blog & learn more about natural cosmetics, chemicals & your health.
Toxic Chemicals In Your Home
Natural Toxic Chemicals
So Why Be Concerned?
The Australian Government allows the use of known toxic chemicals in products that are used everyday by consumers. These toxic chemicals are known to cause adverse health effects. Scientific studies have proven direct links to major health concerns including birth defects, asthma, acne, allergies, depression, migraine, cancer, hormone disruption, ADD learning, memory loss & accelerated ageing.
Toxic chemicals are poisonous. In Australia there is No pre-market regulation that requires chemicals to be tested for health & safety prior to manufacture and sale of everyday products. Furthermore, there is No pre-market regulation that requires each product to be tested for health & safety prior to sale on the Australian market.
Importers of chemicals are required to check with NICNAS and register any new chemicals being imported into Australia. Manufacturers are required to list all chemicals on the product label, but there are No mandatory regulations that require pre-market assessment of chemicals used to formulate products and no pre-market regulation that requires testing of each product prior to sale in Australia.
What does this mean for Australians?
The lack of regulation leaves consumers exposed to toxic chemicals. Many of the toxic chemicals used to formulate everyday household products have been proven in scientific studies to cause harm to your health, furthermore they are not essential to the formula and can be replaced with a healthier alternative that is not known to cause harm to you, the planet or animals. Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] aims to raise chemical awareness advocating that Australians protect their health first. SCA campaigns for a healthier future, one that tests chemicals first before permitting them for use in Australia. SCA campaigns for pre-market regulation, ensuring that product formulations are tested prior to exposing Australian consumers, animals and the environment to toxic chemicals.