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Press Releases

Women's Voices press releases. To contact WVE's Communications Director, Beth Conway, email: bethc@womensvoices.org

Press Releases

New Ingredient Transparency Reveals Issue of Toxic Chemicals in Cleaning Products is Widespread

A new report by environmental health organization, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), spotlights how toxic chemicals in cleaning products add to the health disparities and disproportionate burdens many people face from occupational exposure, pollutants in their environments, as well as social, racial and gender injustices. By accessing new ingredient information, the report calls attention to some of the most problematic and pervasive ingredients used in household and institutional cleaners, that have, until recently, been hidden from the general public.

La Nueva Transparencia en los Ingredientes Revela Sustancias Químicas Tóxicas en la Limpieza Los Productos están muy Diseminados

Un nuevo informe de la organización de salud ambiental, las Voces de la Mujeres para la Tierra (WVE), destaca cómo los productos químicos tóxicos en los productos de limpieza se suman a las disparidades de salud y las cargas desproporcionadas que enfrentan muchas personas debido a la exposición ocupacional, la contaminación -tanto en sus entornos, así como las injusticias sociales, raciales y de género. Al acceder a información sobre nuevos ingredientes, el informe, "Más Allá de la Etiqueta: Impactos en la Salud de los Ingredientes Nocivos en los Productos de Limpieza", señala algunos de los ingredientes más problemáticos y omnipresentes utilizados en los limpiadores domésticos e institucionales, que, hasta hace poco tiempo, ha estado oculto al público en general.

Statement on the Violence Against AAPI Communities

The racial and sexual violence that Asian American and Pacific Islander women face in the United States is not new, but is historically and shamefully ignored by mainstream media, decision-makers, and often organizations like ours who are dedicated to bettering societal and environmental health.

Cars Aren’t the Only Thing Polluting Our Air

Gov. Newsom signs historic right-to-know bill making California first in the world to force disclosure of secret toxic fragrance and flavor chemicals in cosmetics SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Governor Newsom made history today, by signing the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020 (SB312-Leyva) into law, making California the first government in the world to require the public disclosure of hazardous fragrance and flavor ingredients.  SB312 requires companies selling beauty or personal care products in California to report to the California Safe Cosmetics Program (SCP) any fragrance or flavor ingredient known to cause harm to human health...
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PRESS STATEMENT: Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Statement on the Passing of California’s AB 1989, Period Product Ingredient Disclosure Bill

UPDATE (September 30, 2020): Today, Governor Newsom signed California bill AB 1989 into law. Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) remains concerned about the barriers this bill continues to create in regards to vital ingredient information necessary to protect public health, and the role corporate influence played in restricting transparency and the rights of people who menstruate.  WVE also acknowledges and extends our sincere gratitude to our numerous supporters in California who voiced their concerns about this bill — as well as organizations, including California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Sierra Club, CALPIRG, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Center for Environmental Health, Period...
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Statement: Women’s and Salon Worker Health Organizations Applaud California’s Policymakers in Passing Vital Ingredient Disclosure Legislation

SB 312 exposes chemicals of concerns hiding in the fragrance and flavors used in personal care, beauty and professional salon products — and empowers people with information necessary to protect their health With resounding bi-partisan support, California’s Assembly members passed SB 312 (Sen. Leyva, D-Chino) — Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020 — legislation which takes significant steps in protecting public health by providing vital ingredient information. “Consumers should be able to buy great-smelling hair products, lotions, perfume and make-up without worrying that they are exposing themselves – or their families – to cancer-causing chemicals,...
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