New episode talks about the cleaning products in your home that are not as safe and healthy as you think — especially for domestic workers who have to use them day in and out!
The law that currently oversees cosmetics and personal care products is more than 80 years old and is under 3 pages long. There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, this 84 billion dollar industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
WASHINGTON – Salon workers from around the U.S. today joined the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth to petition the Food and Drug Administration to ban dangerous hair straighteners that contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and potent allergen. The petition argues that its presence in hair-straightening and -smoothing treatments means that under the federal Drug and Cosmetics Act, such products are “adulterated” and should be banned.
What kind of disclosure are we seeing for fragrance ingredients as a result of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act? And what does "confidential business information" have to do with it?
WVE's Meet Miah video series is designed to highlight how we are exposed to hundreds of different chemicals every day — from those in the products used to clean our homes and bodies, to the pesticides sprayed in our schools, offices, gardens and playgrounds. And unfortunately, many of these chemicals are linked to serious health impacts like cancer, infertility, asthma and more.