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Cancer Rates Continue to Fall in the US

Cancer diagnosis and deaths continued to decline in the US according to the latest available data States a recent report from the National Cancer Institute. New diagnosis for all types of cancers has fallen on average about 1% each year between 1999 and 2006.

This information flies in the face of scare mongering claims made by consumer advocacy groups who want us to believe that increased use of cosmetics and personal care products are causing more cancers. These fear based activist groups continue to use such erroneous claims to needlessly frighten the public and raise unfair and unwarranted concerns. Both the US FDA and Health Canada have publicly stated that cosmetics are among the safest product categories under their regulation and neither have expressed concerns that cosmetics or personal care products are contributing to an increase in cancer in humans.

Source: The Wall Street Journal (December 8, 2009)