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.
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.
The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 is the only federal bill that holds cosmetic companies accountable for the safety of the ingredients in their products; requires supply chain transparency and industry sharing of safety data to help level the playing field for small, clean cosmetic companies; closes the federal labeling loophole that allows secret – often toxic fragrance chemicals – to hide in cosmetic products; bans most animal testing; and tackles the profuse exposure to toxic chemicals experienced by communities of color and professional salon workers.
The bill is intended to fix the deeply flawed system currently in place that is supposed to oversee cosmetic and salon product safety. But is it enough?
From non-toxic weed killer and avoiding microbeads, to fragrance chemicals and the safety of fragrance ingredients, we’re so grateful that you rely on the Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future!
If this is our chance to move a bill forward to help ensure safety in salon products & cosmetics - we can do better.
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