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!
Looking Beyond the Label in New Report on Toxic Chemicals in Cleaning Products
The cleaning product industry can and must do better. They should be designing their products with tremendous precaution, taking into account the toxic health burdens and vulnerabilities many communities already face.
California lawmakers approve ingredient disclosure bill for menstrual products
Chemical Watch Measure sent to Governor Newsom for signature … Fragrance allergens added to products would have to be disclosed if they are present in... Read More
Toxic Fragrance and Flavors: The Other Invisible Enemy
For those who are concerned about avoiding products with dangerous fragrance or flavor ingredients, it can be all but impossible to do so because, not only are companies allowed to sell products that contain toxic chemicals, many don't even disclose these ingredients.
Helping Our Teachers Take on Quats
Let’s give a little something back to the women and men who give so much to our kids — while at the same time get the conversation started with our schools on how we can reduce our kids’ exposure to toxic quats.
Open Letter Urges Makers of Summer’s Eve to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Feminine Products
Today, 25 environmental, health, and justice organizations released an open letter urging New York-based consumer product goods manufacturer Prestige Brands, makers of Summer’s Eve, to eliminate toxic chemicals and disclose all ingredients in the iconic feminine care brand. Circulated by national women’s health non-profit, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), the letter calls into question the ingredients found in Summer’s Eve products, including wipes, washes and sprays, to which women are exposed without their knowledge or consent.
Recommended Read: Ten Questions Concerning Air Fresheners
Published in the reputable scientific journal, Building and Environment, this article poses ten key questions about air fresheners, and pulls together key scientific studies to answer those questions in an audience-friendly way.
Another great step towards full disclosure: SC Johnson announces disclosure of 368 allergens in cleaning products
S.C. Johnson announced their next move on the path towards 100% transparency of the ingredients – disclosure of 368 potential skin allergens in their products.
Take Action for Safer Salons
Working long hours for uncertain and often substandard pay, salon workers are also exposed to highly toxic chemicals linked to respiratory ailments, cancer, miscarriage and more.
Victory! Safer preservatives to be used in wipes!
Kimberly-Clark is finally reformulating to eliminate the harmful preservative methylisothiazilinone (MI) from wipes.