New Ingredient Transparency Requirements Expose that Salon Professionals Continue to Be Put at Risk by Industry
A new report released by health and justice organizations, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), Black Women for Wellness, and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (CHNSC), spotlights how new ingredient disclosure requirements for professional salon products are providing improved and vital information about chemical exposure from the use of these products. The report, Exposed: Ingredients in Salon Products & Salon Worker Health and Safety, calls attention to significant changes the industry has made in increasing ingredient transparency as a result of new laws. It also points to chemicals of concern that, despite years of documented links to adverse health impacts, continue to be widely used in professional nail and hair products. Specifically, the report reveals over 30 hazardous ingredients in professional salon products only recently disclosed on product labels.
Impossible Instructions: Safety Concerns with Toxic Chemicals and User Instructions in Professional Salon Products
New information in our report on salon products shows that instead of taking harmful ingredients out of these products, manufacturers have prescribed really specific safety instructions for these products, many of which are practically impossible to follow.
Is Your Hair Giving You Cancer?
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HBO Documentary Series: Not So Pretty
WVE is honored to be a part of helping this documentary come to light. By HBO Max “Narrated by Keke Palmer, NOT SO PRETTY is... Read More
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.
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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.
A popular hair-straightening treatment left this stylist with chemical poisoning
Published in: Yahoo Lifestyle When the Brazilian blowout first became a trend, hairstylist Jennifer Arce says she decided to offer the service to her clients. But... Read More
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.