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Britney Spears, Halle Berry, J. Lo perfumes can hurt you

Cross-platform self-promotion is all the rage with celebs these days, and one of the worst (but most popular) ideas the past few years is celebrity fragrances. Too bad health and environmental groups have found a lot of big-name fragrances could give you asthma, lower your sperm count or even cause cancer.

Environmental Working Group published its data for a study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, finding that 17 scents contained some or all of 14 secret chemicals in the compounds not included on the products' labels under laws protecting trade secrets. Ten chemicals that can cause asthma, wheezing, headaches and dermatitis were included, and another four chemicals that disrupt hormones -- including sperm damage, thyroid problems and even the Big C -- were found.

Britney Spears Curious had 17 of the chemicals, while Halle by Halle Berry and Hannah Montana Secret Celebrity both had 13 of the compounds on the list. Jennifer Lopez J. Lo Glow had a mere 11. The good news? No celebrity endorses American Eagle Seventy Seven, which topped the list with 24 ingredients that have yet to see the light of day on the product's label. Maybe Robert Pattinson and Sting are on to something with the whole not-using-deodorant thing.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:31am]


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