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.
In a preliminary search of fragrance ingredients reported to the program we found that between October 2021 - March 2022 there have been 38,000 new reporting submissions, which may sound like a lot, but doesn’t even come close to all the fragranced products that are covered by the law.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Last week, two bills were signed into law in California that will make cosmetics safer AND increase disclosure of ingredients in fragrance.
If DevaCurl is using the CIR to guide decisions about what ingredients are safe to use, it’s very likely they could be using some unsafe ingredients.
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.