It didn’t get much attention nationally, just a few paragraphs in papers such as the Kennebec Journal and a segment on the local news.
But the quiet protest by a group of high school and college students in Waterville, Maine, in February was one of a growing number across the country. They gathered at the post office to mail 12 beauty products to an environmental lab, where they would be tested for toxins and other dangerous ingredients that many commonly used products contain.
“As young people, we’re coming together to put our cosmetics on trial,” said Anne Sheldon, a member of the Maine Women’s Lobby, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping women through public policy.
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