For the past 13 years, as I’ve been growing Pangea, I have watched the pink ribbon and the color pink being used to market products during October, which is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many of these products touting the ribbon use many ingredients, and when I say many, I really mean most, that are known to cause cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States alone, approximately 232,340 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2013 and more than 39,620 friends, mothers, sisters and wives will die as a result. Breast Cancer is the leading type of cancer in women.
These statistics are a major reason why we do what we do here at Pangea. According to the Environmental Working Group, over 10,500 chemicals are being used in personal care products in the United States, only 11% of them have ever been tested for safety, and on average, women use 12 products containing 168+ chemicals on their bodies everyday…yes daily. These corporations and brands that have marketed their way into your hearts and wallets are knowingly making us sick, literally, and killing us slowly in the name of market growth and profit.
We will not wait for the government to step in and create new standards as they have failed us with our food supply, and they have failed us with the distribution of unsafe pharmaceuticals. We will not wait for other brands to change and hope that one day their conscience will catch up with them, and they will finally decide to make better choices. No, we won’t. Pangea and many other companies that have ethics and believe in creating products that are safe, healthy and efficacious are committed to educating consumers and giving them better options.
In less than six months, over 1,000 moms, doctors, therapists, estheticians, nutritionists, nurses, artists, yoga teachers and students around the U.S. will have chosen to be part of the solution and to educate and empower the consumer with knowledge. One thousand today. One hundred thousand tomorrow. We will not stop, and we cannot be bought. We at Pangea, and our Beauty Ecologists, believe that our personal health and the health of our communities are…priceless.
If you are receiving this letter you have chosen to be one of these changemakers, and I invite you to host a special event at your home focused on detoxifying yourself from unsafe cosmetics while educating and empowering your community to make better choices. Together, we can change the world.
If you would like to learn more about hosting a Pangea Party, please visit: http://pangeaorganics.com/party/
In service & gratitude,
Joshua Scott Onysko
Founder & President