We would like to thank a few people/sites that helped us with our ideas:
-The website, Terressential (http://www.terressentials.com/), which inspired this website. Diana, from Diana's planet (http://www.terressentials.com/dplanet.html), helped for us to see and understand a real person affected by these products.
-A guy from the Computer Systems lab & Dan Tran, who helped us make our website better, especially when viewed in Firefox.
-A man on a forum, who helped us with our website when we had coding problems.
The picture came from a variety of sources. The picture of the perfume bottle from the Home layout and the picture present on top of each page is practically all from sxc.hu (Stockexchange). The pictures for the Info/Extend/Media sections were cleaned by http://www.aethereality.net/, but originally obtained from sxc.hu as well.
This is the list of scientific journals, encyclopedias, and websites that we made use of during research:
Chemicals in cosmetics. (n.d.). Real mama inc. Retrieved May 7, 2006, from http://www.realmama.org/archives-fall-2005/cosmetics.php A wonderful site that establishes a very good foundation about everything you need to know about cosmetics and regulations.
Environmental project. (2001, June 15). Environmental and health assessment of substances in household detergents and cosmetic detergent products. Retrieved March/April 14, 2006, from http://www.mst.dk/udgiv/publications/ 2001/87-7944-596-9/html/helepubl_eng.htm
FDA. (2006, March 24). Cosmetic products and ingredients. In Cosmetics. Retrieved April 21, 2006, from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-prd.html
Hampton, A. (n.d.). Ten syntehtic cosmetic ingredients to avoid. Retrieved March/April 8, 2006, from http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/ toxic_cosmetics.cfm
Kendall, J. (1995). Health risks from perfume: The most common chemicals found in theirty-one fragrance products by a 1991 epa study. Retrieved March 29, 2006, from http://www.immuneweb.org/articles/perfume.html
Oishi, S. (2002, October 11). Effects of propyl paraben on the male reproductive system. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 40(12), 1807-1813. Retrieved March/April 28, 2006, from Science Direct database.
Organic personal care range. (n.d.). Online toxic ingredient dictionary. Retrieved March/April 8, 2006, from http://myweb.westnet.com.au/ctarr/ partyplan/toxicdictionary.htm
Radke, M. (n.d.). Sterols and Anionic Surfactants in Urban Aerosol: Emissions from Wastewater Treatment Plants in Relation to Background Concentrations. Environmental Science and Technology, 39 (12). Retrieved April 8, 2006, from Pubmed database.
Shali, H., et al. (n.d.). Comparative study for the analysis of parabens by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography with and without large-volume sample stacking technique.
Talanta, 69(1), 166-171. Retrieved March 19, 2006, from Science Direct database.
Soni, M. G., et al. (2001, May 15). Safety assessment of propyl paraben: A review of the published literature. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 39(6), 513-532. Retrieved April/May 8, 2006, from Science Direct database.
Estes, P. (2006). What are waterproof cosmetics? Retrieved April 30, 2006, from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-waterproof-cosmetics.htm
EWG report - Skin deep - Ingredient report. (2006). Retrieved April 30, 2006, from Environmental Working Group Web site: http://ewg.org/reports/skindeep2/report.php?type=INGREDIENT&id=1002272
Ingredients -- silicones. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2006, from http://sci-toys.com/ingredients /dimethicone.html
Nair, B. (2003). Final report on the safety assessment of stearoxy dimethicone, dimethicone, methicone, amino bispropyl dimethicone, aminopropyl dimethicone, amodimethicone, amodimethicone hydroxystearate, behenoxy dimethicone, C24-28 alkyl methicone, C30-45 alkyl methicone, C30-45 alkyl dimethicone, cetearyl methicone, cetyl dimethicone, dimethoxysilyl ethylenediaminopropyl dimethicone, hexyl methicone, hydroxypropyldimethicone, stearamidopropyl dimethicone, stearyl dimethicone, stearyl methicone, and vinyldimethicone. Int J Toxicol, 2(22), 11-35. Abstract retrieved April 30, 2006, from Entrez Pubmed database: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/ query.fcgi?CMD=DisplayFiltered&DB=pubmed
Chemicals in cosmetics - Toxic ingredients in skin care products. (n.d.). Retrieved April 14, 2006, from http://www.health-report.co.uk/ ingredients-directory.htm
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Online toxic ingredient dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved April 14, 2006, from http://myweb.westnet.com.au/ctarr/ partyplan/toxicdictionary.htm
Safety (MSDS) data for cetylpyridinium chloride. (2005, July 21). Retrieved April 14, 2006, from Oxford University Web site:http://physchem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/CE/ cetylpyridinium_chloride.html
Safety (MSDS) data for hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. (2003, September 2). Retrieved April 14, 2006, from Oxford University Web site: http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/HE/ hexadecyltrimethylammonium_bromide.html
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Xue, Y., Hieda, Y., Kimura, K., Takayama, K., Fujihara, J., & Tsujino, Y. (2004, November 5). Kinetic characteristics and toxic effects of benzalkonium chloridenext term following intravascular and oral administration in rats. Journal of Chromatography B, 811(1), 53-58. Retrieved April 14, 2006, from ScienceDirect database.
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Formaldehyde toxic chemical in shampoo. (n.d.). Retrieved April 14, 2006, from http://www.health-report.co.uk/formaldehyde.html
Chemicals in Cosmetics. (2005). Retrieved May 9, 2006, from http://www.realmama.org/archives-fall-2005/cosmetics.php