Everyone deserves to live in a healthy and safe environment. That environment includes where you live, work, play, and pray. We reject and actively push back against racist rhetoric, actions, policies and institutional oppression that leads to state-sanctioned brutality, gun violence, and harm that again and again assaults communities of color. We are committed to working for justice and equity, and are in solidarity with social, racial, and environmental justice organizations to build community, understanding and honest dialogue to address the root causes of violence, harm and hate.

toxic formaldehyde in hair straightening products

From Kristi R., a salon professional in North Carolina

“I used to specialize in straight hair treatments and have been plagued with health issues, from short-term to long-term problems. Within the last four years I have had my gall bladder, ovaries, tubes and appendix removed. The week before my latest health attack – which included stomach pain, vomiting, nausea and fluid retention – I had done four straightening services with keratin products. Something more has got to be done.
The FDA must do more to protect workers like me.”

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Women’s Voices for the Earth amplifies women’s voices
to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities.

We envision a world where the earth is taken care of, workers are paid well and treated fairly,
and there are no toxic chemicals in our homes, our communities or our environment.

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WVE’s new report, Beyond the Label: Health Impacts of Harmful Ingredients in Cleaning Products, spotlights that fragrances used in cleaning products often contain some of the most problematic chemicals including those linked to reproductive harm, aquatic toxicity, allergens and hormone disruption. For example, fragrance chemical, Lilial, is classified as a reproductive toxin and widely used in cleaning products in the US — but is banned from products in the EU. 

Find out what else has been hiding in your cleaning products. CLICK HERE!

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What Does Menstrual Equity Mean to You?

The definition is growing and changing, as voices from all over the world continue the conversation about period health, product access, affordability, education and safety. So let’s keep talking. Let’s keep acting. Let’s keep leading! Click here.

Celebrating 25+ Years of Raising Voices!

2020 marked the 25th anniversary of WVE. Launched in 1995 to take on local issues — pesticide spraying, pollution from a nearby container mill, and stopping a proposed gold mine on Montana’s Blackfoot River — today, we lead tens of thousands of advocates in the U.S. and beyond in campaigns to stop toxic chemicals from being distributed to millions through products made for our homes and bodies. We’ve come a long way, and we thank you for your support and advocacy.

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