Revlon is asked to quit employing cancer-causing chemicals in its make-ups

The Breast Cancer Fund and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, in partnership with the online women’s group UltraViolet, are urging the American company Revlon to stop using cancer-causing chemicals and other dangerous substances in its products. The survey, undertook by these two organizations, say that cosmetics – such as hair dyes, glosses, eyeliners - are used contain: butylated compounds, quaternium-15 and other formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, parabens, oxtinoxate, p-phenylenediamine and carbon black. Activists’ campaign will include calls, online pressure, advertisements and personal-events.