Stacy Malkan

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"Stacy Malkan is the Media Director for the California Right to Know ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods. A longtime media strategist for environmental health campaigns, most recently as the co-founder and Communications Director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, she is the author of Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.

"Stacy Malkan is a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the award-winning book, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.” The book tells the inside story of the unprecedented research and advocacy efforts of the group of women who created the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and built a national movement to shift the $50 billion beauty industry away from harmful chemicals and toward safer products.

"As the lead media strategist for the cosmetics campaign, Stacy has helped generate worldwide media coverage about toxic chemicals in personal care products and the availability of safer alternatives. She has been interviewed by New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Globe & Mail, Martha Stewart Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Daily News, Minneapolis Star Tribune and many other radio and print outlets. Television appearances include Good Morning America, Democracy Now, Fran Drescher Tawk Show, ABC 7 Chicago and ABC’s View from the Bay.

"From 2001 to 2008, Stacy was the Communications Director of Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of health care groups, nursing organizations, environmental and labor groups working to reduce pollution in the health care industry. Prior to her work as an environmental health advocate, Stacy was a reporter and newspaper publisher for eight years in the Colorado Rockies. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area."[1]


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  1. Ecobirth Circle of Advisors, organizational web page, accessed December 21, 2013.