Cindy Crawford’s kids missed their first day of school at Malibu High School after testing showed elevated levels of PCBs at their school and others in the county.
The 48-year-old former supermodel has two kids, Presley and Kaia, with husband Rande Gerber.
PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) is a chemical typically found in the window caulking of older buildings that was outlawed by Congress in 1976. Over time it can cause cancer, damage the immune and reproductive system, and negatively impact brain development in children.
Cindy Crawford spoke on the Today show with special correspondent Maria Shriver about her concerns for her children on August 19.
“I don’t feel 100 percent safe,” she said during the interview.
Cindy Crawford offered to pay out of her own pocket for PCB tests at Malibu High School
“I look 10 years down the line, what if my kid, God forbid, had a problem? How could I live with myself if I knew that it was a possibility, and I still sent them there?”
Cindy Crawford offered to pay out of her own pocket for window caulking tests at Malibu High School, but the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has agreed with the school district that the immediate problem has been handled through air testing.
“I am very frustrated and very disappointed at the way this has been handled,” Cindy Crawford continued.
“The problem is that they haven’t tested the source. Unless they’re testing every day, how do I know it’s safe for my kid?”
Though she has now taken her children out of school, Cindy Crawford promised to continue spearheading the fight in favor of PCB testing.
“This is not a Malibu issue,” Cindy Crawford added.
“This is really an issue in a lot of older schools. I just think the laws need to be changed.”
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Cindy Crawford channels late screen siren Maria Felix on the cover of the upcoming issue of Marie Claire Mexico.
Maria Felix rose to fame during Mexico’s golden age in film during the 1940s.
Cindy Crawford channels late screen siren Maria Felix on the cover of the upcoming issue of Marie Claire Mexico
The 47-year-old supermodel is wearing a crisp white button-down shirt, stacks of baubles around her neck and wrists, and a blue hat casually draped across the right side of her face on the John Russo-shot cover.
Cindy Crawford gives the camera a sultry-but-challenging gaze, one that reflects the late Maria Felix’s attitude as a strong woman.
As we age, we’re tempted to plaster on more make-up in a bid to hide lines, hollow cheeks and sagging eyes.
Yet as supermodel Cindy Crawford, 46, has revealed, her secret to looking youthful is to do the opposite.
“I wear less make-up,” she tweeted.
“It can make you look older.”
Since then, Sharon Stone, 54, and Carol Vorderman, 51, have been seen looking bare-faced and beautiful.
“Too much make-up shrinks your features and makes skin appear dry,” says make-up artist Kim Jacob.
Here, we reveal how to reduce the signs of ageing:
Problem: Eyes become lined and appear smaller. Powder eyeshadows accentuate crepiness, while dark make-up closes up the eyes.
Turn back the years: Opt for brown or grey liners, and stick to paler eyeshadow. Use color sparingly on the outer corners of the lid and as a liner. Plum is in fashion and looks good with green and blue eyes.
Try Wild About Beauty’s Eyeshadow Pencil Duo or Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Eye Shadow.
Problem: Lips become thinner and wrinkles form. As we mature, lips can lose definition and dark colors accentuate this.
Lipstick can also bleed into fine lines. Older skin can be dry, and matte lipsticks make them look worse.
Turn back the years: Draw outside your natural lip line with a nude, matte lip pencil. Fill in the rest of the lip with a light color and add a dab of gloss. Try Pixi Lip and Line and Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss in pink.
Problem: Brows start to droop, while lashes fade and thin. Many of us overpluck, leaving brows looking sparse.
Daily use of waterproof mascara can dry out lashes, so they become fragile.
Turn back the years: Defined, high arches lift the face. Use a brow shadow to cover any grey hairs and fill out the shape. Tint lashes dark brown to make them appear fuller.
Problem: Cheeks lose volume and the face gets thinner. Dark bronzers can make the face can look gaunt. Blush worn too high can make eyes looks smaller and accentuate any crepiness.
Turn back the years: Apply a warm blush to the plumpest part of your cheeks to create youthful fullness. Use a rosy pink or peach-toned creamy blush and smooth it out towards the ears for a full, fresh look. Try Clinique Blushwear sticks in Peachy Blush.
Problem: Skin gets dull and wrinkled. Powdery make-up sits in lines and large pores, exaggerating them. Thick, matte make-up dulls the complexion.
Turn back the years: Make sure your foundation is exactly right for your skin tone. It’s best to avoid powder as this can be too matte – using a primer under foundation is a better way to reduce shine.
Try Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation and Pore-fessional primer, or Miracle Glo, which makes tired skin look fresh and radiant.