New Federal Bill Package Will Make Safer Beauty Available to All
This suite of federal safer beauty bills addresses gaping holes in cosmetic safety by banning the worst chemicals; requiring fragrance disclosure; protecting women of color... Read More
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.
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.
The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.
The New York Times by Roni Caryn Rabin In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.... Read More
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.
Simple Ways to Support Salon Workers Impacted by COVID-19
For years we have worked to raise awareness about harmful chemicals used in salon products, and their impact on salon workers' health. Now, during this crisis, our thoughts are with salon workers whose livelihood, like so many others, has been impacted by the pandemic.
Citizen’s Petition to the FDA: Ban Formaldehyde from Hair Straighteners
Harmful exposures salon workers experience in the workplace as a result of toxic formaldehyde in hair straightening products is an issue that the FDA needs to address immediately.
Current law that oversees cosmetics is 80 years old. Time to change that!
There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, the 84 billion dollar cosmetic and personal care industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
Does pretty hurt? A look at the health risks of hair dyes
WHYY PBS NPR By Steph Yin …Salon workers are one population to look to understand more. They’re the people with the highest exposures, so they... Read More
New Federal Bill Will Be the First in the Nation to Ensure That Beauty and Personal Care Products Are Safe for All
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.