The Whole View, Season 3 Bonus Ep: New Paraben Cancer Prevention Study and the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act w/ Alicia Schultz

Welcome Alicia Schultz to a special bonus episode of The Whole View! Stacy and Alicia discuss good news in personal care, including a recent breast cancer prevention study focusing on parabens and phthalates, why it gives Alicia hope, and one of the strongest health protective laws that just passed in Washington State.

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Key Takeaways 


  • Alicia is a Beautycounter colleague of Stacy’s, but also a scientist! Alicia is a former research associate with a master’s in Biology.

New Paraben Cancer Prevention Study

  •  Alicia breaks down the findings:
    • 70% of known pro-cancer genes were regulated to normal by switching to safer.
    • Evidence that ingredients assumed to be safe are not
    • Parabens and phthalates infringe on normal estrogen signaling and cause pro-cancerous molecular changes
    • Response of cells to natural estrogen was returned to normal when switching to safer
    • Confirms studies in isolated cell lines are similar in humans
    •  Switching to safer is a biologically plausible cancer prevention strategy

Washington State’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act

  • The legislation, Washington’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, bans more chemicals of concern in beauty and personal care products than any other state or federal law. This includes: per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS forever chemicals), lead, phthalates, triclosan, mercury, formaldehyde-releasing agents among the chemicals of concern banned more than any other state or federal law.
  • Stacy dives deep into Washington State’s Toxic Free Cosmetics Act and why it helps us all here.

Studies, References & Products


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