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!
Should I Disinfect? What’s the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?
Did you know there is no research that shows disinfecting is any more effective at preventing illness in the home than using plain old soap and water? Learn more about the differences between cleaning and disinfecting in our new video series with our partners at Cancer Free Economy.
Recapping Your Most Popular Blog Posts on Toxic Chemicals and Ingredient Safety from 2022
From questions on the safety of ingredients like titanium dioxide and lilial, to product impacts on lactobacilli and healthy vaginal bacteria, nearly 300,000 people visited WVE's Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future!
The Impacts on Climate: Chemicals in Cosmetics
Conventional wisdom holds that seeing "natural" and “organic" on product labels somehow means the companies selling those goods are using better, safer ingredients. However, these words often offer a false promise to consumers and the planet.
The Chemical Industry’s Role in Climate Change
Did you know that the chemical industry – an industry that produces many of the ingredients found in products we use every day – is one of the largest contributors to climate change? In fact, green house gas emissions from chemical production in the United States has gone up a staggering 43% (between 1990-2019).
Questions About Titanium Dioxide in Tampons and Pads?
There are a number of folks online recently worried about finding titanium dioxide as an ingredient in their tampons and pads – and wondering if it is related to some health conditions they are experiencing like ovarian cysts, miscarriages, UTIs and more. Here's what we know about titanium dioxide in tampons right now.
Introducing WVE’s New Plan for a Thriving Future
We underwent a strategic planning process with the goal of sustainably broadening our vision and mission to hold more intersectional issues and campaigns, while maintaining the joy, hope, and rebellious spirit that is a common thread between so many members of our community.
Green certifiers can do a better job at protecting kids from toxic PFAS in everyday products
New study by Silent Spring Institute found PFAS in water- or stain-resistant clothing, bedding, and furniture, including products marketed as “green.”