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.
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.
If passed, SB 574 will be the first bill in the nation to require disclosure of fragrance ingredients for personal care and professional salon products.
Unlike consumers, who can look at ingredient labels on their store-bought cosmetics, professional hair and nail salon workers don’t benefit from the same disclosure. Until now...
Our new report exposes why the CIR cannot be trusted to protect our health and our environment from harmful ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.
We aim to stop the toxic assault on women’s health and the planet by engaging, inspiring, and mobilizing women to call for a thriving, toxic-free future. So just how will we do that?
The bill is intended to fix the deeply flawed system currently in place that is supposed to oversee cosmetic and salon product safety. But is it enough?
Even if you are not a regular salon-goer yourself, this first-of-its-kind legislation has the power to drastically improve the health, and human rights of salon workers in California, and eventually, hopefully, throughout the nation.
The FDA has known for over 6 years that salon worker’s health is being harmed by the use of products containing formaldehyde. Enough is enough!
From non-toxic weed killer and avoiding microbeads, to fragrance chemicals and the safety of fragrance ingredients, we’re so grateful that you rely on the Voices Blog for tips, updates and insight into ways you can raise your voice for a toxic-free future!