Support Grows for Global Treaty Amendment to Ban Advertising, Display, Sales, and Offering of Sales of Mercury Skin Lighteners
Media Contacts: Micaela E. Martinez, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, email@example.com, +1-917-597-4282 Michael Bender, Zero Mercury Working Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-802-917-8222 Astrid Williams, Black Women for... Read More
New Ingredient Transparency Requirements Expose that Salon Professionals Continue to Be Put at Risk by Industry
A new report released by health and justice organizations, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), Black Women for Wellness, and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (CHNSC), spotlights how new ingredient disclosure requirements for professional salon products are providing improved and vital information about chemical exposure from the use of these products. The report, Exposed: Ingredients in Salon Products & Salon Worker Health and Safety, calls attention to significant changes the industry has made in increasing ingredient transparency as a result of new laws. It also points to chemicals of concern that, despite years of documented links to adverse health impacts, continue to be widely used in professional nail and hair products. Specifically, the report reveals over 30 hazardous ingredients in professional salon products only recently disclosed on product labels.
What the Thinx Class Action Settlement Means for All of Us
Sierra Club Magazine By Jessian Choy “Thinx consumers united to launch a class action lawsuit in response to the news, and in January 2023, the... Read More
Is Your Hair Giving You Cancer?
Newsweek By Pandora Dewan “Billions of dollars are spent on hair care products and services every year in the U.S. alone. But, while glossy, blow-dried... Read More
‘The vagina is self-cleaning’ – so why do companies push hygiene products on Black women?
The Guardian By Paige Curtis “Racist advertising practices marketed vaginal cleansing products to Black women. Years later, they deal with the fallout … ‘Vaginal cleansers... Read More
First US approval of indoor air disinfectant draws NGO criticism
Chemical Watch By Vanessa Zainzinger “NGOs have slammed the US EPA’s approval of an airborne disinfectant for indoor use as pointless “hygiene theater” with potential... Read More
Campaign For Safe Cosmetics Publishes First-Ever List of Top Black-Owned Beauty Brands & Non-toxic Product Database
Released during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Non-Toxic Black Beauty Project focuses on specifically supporting Black women’s health because Black women face the highest breast cancer mortality rate of any racial or ethnic group in America. Beauty products marketed to Black women often contain the most toxic cosmetics ingredients, including chemicals linked to cancer. In fact, Black women who regularly dye their hair have a 60% increased risk of breast cancer, and those who use chemical hair straighteners are 30% more likely to develop the disease. By uplifting leading non-toxic Black-owned beauty brands and connecting Black women with products they can trust, CSC aims to combat toxic health disparities to help prevent breast cancer and other diseases.
What is in period products?
C&EN News by Cheryl Hogue A recent New York right-to-know law has led to ingredient disclosures across much of the US. But health advocates say... Read More
TAKE ACTION for Safer Menstrual and Intimate Care Products!
Recently, the Robin Danielson Menstrual Product and Intimate Care Product Safety Act of 2022 (HR 8724) was introduced in Congress. If passed, the bill requires a research program focused on studying the health risks of fragrance ingredients, pesticides, phthalates, titanium dioxide, and other ingredients used in these products.
Johnson & Johnson Will Discontinue Talc-Based Baby Powder Globally in 2023
The New York Times by Tiffany Hsu and Roni Caryn Rabin “Johnson & Johnson will start using cornstarch in all the baby powder it sells... Read More