環境工作小組（Environmental Working Group）的研究報告也顯示，很多美國商店架上的化妝品都含有其他國家所禁止使用的化學物質。這些禁用的化學物質在美國販售，其中包括了隱形眼鏡藥水含有雙氧水、面膜中含有甲醛、洗髮精和潤膚乳含硒、染髮劑含醋酸鉛等。
As officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, and the cosmetics industry traveled to Europe to discuss regulatory obstacles to the cosmetics trade between countries, a nonprofit research organization released the results of a new investigation that found hundreds of cosmetics sold in the United States contain chemicals the industry itself has determined to be unsafe, even when used as directed.
Many of the cosmetic products on the shelves of U.S. stores contain chemicals that other countries have banned, the Environmental Working Group, EWG, report shows.
These banned chemicals include hydrogen peroxide in contact lens cleaners sold in the United States, formaldehyde in mascara, selenium in shampoo and moisturizer, and lead acetate in hair coloring.
The EWG was prepared to present the results of its investigation to the meeting held Thursday in Brussels, but was excluded from that meeting along with all public health, consumer and environmental organizations.