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California Baby Creates New Plant-Based Preservative
"We applaud California Baby's innovative approach to developing a bio-based formula that will still adequately preserve children's skincare products," said the Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook.
The company is in the process of reformulating its products with the new preservative made from plants grown on a 100-acre organic farm in Santa Barbara, California. The formula relies on extracts of basil and anise.
The new preservative formula has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Certified Biobased Product label, certifying that it is made of 100 percent renewable source content from plants.
California Baby will roll out the new formula with its Everyday Lotion line in November. These products are sold in Target, Walmart and other retailers across the country.
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By George Citroner
- Recent research finds that official government figures may be underestimating drug deaths by half.
- Researchers estimate that 142,000 people died due to drug use in 2016.
- Drug use decreases life expectancy after age 15 by 1.4 years for men and by just under 1 year for women, on average.
Government records may be severely underreporting how many Americans die from drug use, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.