Cosmetic Dangers- Forseen?
By gopherit06 on November 20, 2010
Categories: 11: Cosmetics (Nov 15)
This post has a lot to do with the community's lack of participation in scientific research. The author brings up the 1989 film Batman and how the Joker takes over a chemical company and creates a line of cosmetic products and when used in mixture can cause the user to die laughing. Ironically enough cosmetics ARE hazardous just not in this particular way. While Batman protected the citizens of the Gotham City, currently our society doesn't have anyone to really protect us in this same way. As the cosmetics group mentioned, many people are unaware of the chemicals used in their hygienic and cosmetic products due to a variety of reasons. This proves that the community lacks any participation in the scientific research aspect of cosmetics as consumers. While sites like the Cosmetic Database are trying to make the ingredients in everyday products more accessible to the public, more effort needs to be put into informing people that beauty products may have harmful chemicals. If this is done then the public may participate more in informing themselves, but if there continues to be little talk about this issue the community will go on with an absent role in the scientific research on cosmetics. If the issue gains attention I believe that the people can then choose to buy safe products, thus starting to control the industry and forcing companies to make safer products.