In this video, Dr. Aly Cohen, founder of The Smart Human, discusses the chemicals in our personal care products. To begin with, and this is key, personal care products and their ingredients are not regulated in the United States. That’s right. Under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, all of those products that we rub, […]
To the Editor: Every day, the United States alone uses or imports about 42 million pounds of synthetic chemicals. There are more than 84,000 compounds approved for commercial use in the U.S., most of which have never been tested for toxicity. A 2011 Policy Statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges that the […]
In this video interview Dr. Aly Cohen, founder of The Smart Human discusses the lack of safety regulation of cosmetics with Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D, Director of Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Aly Cohen, MD discusses the health of effects of everyday chemicals with students at Princeton High School. Learn what you need to know to protect yourself from toxins. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
On my recent and rare visit to get a manicure /pedicure, I was asked by a smiley Korean woman on the stool by my feet if I had picked out my toenail color or did I want “no” nail polish. It actually had never occurred to me to leave the color off, since I was […]