New report from California EPA reveals numerous toxic chemicals in nail products
Alex Scranton Director of Science & Research at WVE Many thanks to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for their ongoing work to assess the... Read More
Impossible Instructions: Safety Concerns with Toxic Chemicals and User Instructions in Professional Salon Products
New information in our report on salon products shows that instead of taking harmful ingredients out of these products, manufacturers have prescribed really specific safety instructions for these products, many of which are practically impossible to follow.
Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022: MOCRA Explained
Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA) is the first time federal cosmetics law has been updated in over 80 years. There are many requirements in the law that move the safety of cosmetics forward and will help advance salon worker health and safety. There are also some requirements that could have been stronger. Learn more!
Persistent and Pervasive Podcast: Toxic Chemicals in Hair Straighteners
In this episode, the podcast explores the chemical and cultural issues around Black hair care and interview scientists and activists who are working to ensure that safer products are available.
Victories and Resolutions for a Less Toxic World!
To keep these victories coming, we resolve to ensure you have the support, tools, training, resources, and actions that you need to create health and safety in your homes, bodies, workplaces, and communities. Ready to join us in building a powerful 2022?
Your Top Blog Posts of 2021
From period health policies happening across the nation, to holding ‘green’ cleaning products accountable, over 230,000 people visited the Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future!
Take Action for Safe Cosmetics!
Please take action TODAY and tell your congressional representative to support these importance pieces of cosmetics legislation. No matter our income level, the color of our skin, or where we live, we all deserve access to safe products.
Antiquated Law Allows Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics and Puts Health At Risk
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.
Support Salon Workers! Submit Your Comments to the FDA!
Show your support for salon workers by submitting a comment to the FDA and tell the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde from hair straightening products!
FDA Must Act to Protect Salon Workers from Formaldehyde
To protect the health of salon workers, WVE, EWG and salon workers from across the nation, filed a citizen petition asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action on this dangerous chemical.