In looking around the Internet today, I found this very interesting Press Release:

CHICAGO, IL, March 27, 2009 –/WORLD-WIRE/– America’s Beauty Show, March 28-30 in Chicago, is dedicated to safe and healthy beauty salons. By doing so, the Show raises serious and decades overdue concerns on the dangers of conventional nationwide salons.  more…

The author of this Press Release is:Toxic Beauty
Samuel S. Epstein, MD
Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition
Professor emeritus Environmental & Occupational Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
Chicago, Illinois
(Author of Toxic Beauty, 2009, BenBella Books) This book is brand new; published in March 2009.


In fact, this whole conference looks like it could be interesting for those of us looking for healthier personal care products! I found the Press Release through the Environmental News Network’s article about the conference.

Beauty Salon Industry Warned of Toxic Dangers

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 27, 2009 (ENS) – Some 60,000 beauty salon professionals are gathering in Chicago for America’s Beauty Show and Expo for Skin Care & Spa, a three-day extravaganza opening Saturday at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Runway shows, entertainment and education events, product orientation and purchasing, networking and socializing are on the agenda.   more…

FYI, the link to the Expo site is sure wish we, ONEgroup and MiEssence, were represented there!  Oh, well, maybe next year!

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  1. Toxic is toxic no matter how “beautiful” – There’s a lot of doubt surrounding which methods/products are truly sustainable and which are just green washing. Check out our myth-busting video “What’s Your Big Green Lie?!” which gives a taste of the widespread ignorance of green issues including those surrounding hybrid cars and organic foods at

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