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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Elisa Kaufmann, Thurston County Public Health at (360) 867-2579 or KaufmaE@co.thurston.wa.us
Chris Hawkins, Thurston County Public Health at (360) 867-2513 or HawkinC@co.thurston.wa.us

What Is Really in Your Bath and Beauty Products Nov 14 Workshop

OLYMPIA -- Did you know that some personal care products like soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant and cosmetics can contain chemicals linked to cancer, asthma, developmental disabilities and more? The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department is hosting an evening presentation on Thursday, November 14 about chemicals of concern in personal care products with tips to help you make smart consumer choices.

An environmental health educator will cover what the "chemicals of concern" are, why and how they are in our personal care products, how to read labels on these products, and how to be a smart shopper to keep looking and smelling good with safer products for you and your family. The workshop includes learning how to make your own all-natural lip balm, plus lip balm samples that workshop attendees can take home.

WHAT: Public Health Workshop--Chemicals of Concern in Personal Care Products

Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: PHSS Building at 412 Lilly Road NE in Olympia, 98506

WHO: Workshop is designed for adults, teens, and pre-teens

In order to have enough supplies for all attendees, please RSVP to KaufmaE@co.thurston.wa.us or
(360) 867-2674.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3