In todays modern world it is in our best interest to educate ourselves with regard to what we eat,drink, and the enviorenment in which we live.
Why you may ask ? well its simple profit will always come before health in my opinion and very little information is volunteered as there are always lobbys and vested interests involved.
The deck is stacked against us all and by doing a little research we can protect our health and those of our families.
Something to ponder on : Cancer rates are rising year on year and it is predicted that 3 in 5 men will have cancer of some type by 2016, the reason is not hard to work out, the enviorenment we live in getting more polluted all the time. The Cosmetic industry is largely unregulated and the labelling of ingredients is another issue that needs strict controlling.
The safe cosmetics bill aims to sort this out but it will be fought tooth and nail by the chemical companies and they will throw millions of dollars in the pot to make it go away ( just like they did at the previous attempt to pass legislation )
The simple fact is chemicals once in the air ,water and food won't go away. Fruit is sprayed with pesticides that wont wash off with water so unless you peel everything you will end up eating the pesticide as well !.
A simple explanation of what happens from raw material to final product and the pollution caused as a byproduct can be viewed on the story of stuff.com .