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.
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.
Keeping Watch on the Cosmetic Ingredient Review
In 2020, CIR’s Expert Panel for Cosmetic Safety made a number of decisions that were not in the interest of public health. But we did get their attention on a few important safety issues. Learn more.
What California’s Ban on Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Means for Salon Worker Health
The law in California will help pave the way for cosmetic safety reform on the national level and will directly impact the safety of products used by salon workers.
California Bans Formaldehyde from Cosmetics + 23 other toxic chemicals!
AB 2762 bans the use of a number of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and professional salon products by 2025, including the carcinogen formaldehyde.
Good News Coming Out of California for Cosmetic Safety
Last week, two bills were signed into law in California that will make cosmetics safer AND increase disclosure of ingredients in fragrance.
Which Companies Continue to Sell Talc-Based Baby Powders?
In 2017, WVE identified 28 baby powder products that contained talc. In 2020 we went back to those 28 products to find out what had changed. In short, a lot.
Itching, burning, pain, infections? You are not alone.
Not only is research on the causes of vaginitis scant, the treatments available are truly inadequate, often only successful for the short term – and way too many people have recurring symptoms month after month.