Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! talks to CIR Editorial Director Mark Schapiro about his book, Exposed, and the lack of oversight by the FDA when it comes to the safety of chemicals in household products:

When a woman puts on mascara or lipstick or powder—I mean, someone’s tested it, haven’t they?

… Unfortunately, this is an illusion that a lot of Americans have, basically, that somebody out there in the government is assessing the safety of the ingredients in the cosmetics that they put on their body. … There’s a deep mythology I think people have here in this country that the government is looking out for their health and safety, when it comes to chemicals. And what I talk about in the book is really how that is unfortunately not the case and what the consequences are for our health, but also for our economic and political status in the world.

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