According to the Durango Herald, "Most toothpaste, skin lotions, sunscreens, shampoos, conditioners, soaps and cosmetics contain toxic substances you do not want in your body. All of these products also end up in our waterways to affect us a second time when we use the water." More product information is available at the Cosmetic Safety Database.
The Obama administration has proposed new guidance intended to increase transparency and public involvement in the implementation of one of the nation's oldest and most important environmental laws, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
After analyzing the 101 most dangerous chemical facilities in the U.S., this Center for American Progress (CAP) report documents how safer and more secure chemicals and processes could reduce or eliminate the threat to millions of people from an accident or terrorist attack.
This website provides basic information on the reporting requirements of numerous environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and EPCRA. Although designed to help small businesses, the information is valuable to any concerned citizen. The site is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.