Beauty Inside Out: Webinar on the Impacts of Toxic Chemicals on Women and Girls of Color

Stronger Regulations Are Needed To Ensure That Girls And Women Of Color Have Less Exposure To Toxic Chemicals In Personal Care Products

The beauty, hair and personal care industries are growing in step with consumer demands for cost-effective, culturally relevant, and “clean” or sustainable products. What has not evolved are the guidelines that regulate these products and, unfortunately, women are using beauty, hair and personal care products that include toxic ingredients that have been linked to cancer, infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, learning disabilities, obesity, asthma and many more health concerns. These outcomes are particularly present in girls and women of color who spend more money on beauty, hair and personal care products than their white counterparts.

Join this webinar to learn more about toxic chemicals in beauty, hair and personal care products; ways that product manufacturers and retailers are working to bring toxic-free products to consumers; and proposals that are being presented to bring the U.S. Food & Drug Administration guidelines for consumer products in line with what we know about ingredients. This webinar will feature an overview of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019, authored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), which calls for an immediate ban on more than a dozen of the worst chemicals used to produce beauty, hair and personal care products. The bill also calls for funding research that will lead to safer alternatives and will require full disclosure of ingredients and public education campaigns for women of color.


Thursday, March 26, 2020
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM via Zoom. The link to webinar will be provided to all registrants.


Co-Hosted by the Offices of:
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)


Lubna Amhed, MPH | Director of Environmental Health, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Jasmine McDonald, PhD | Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University
Janet Nudelman, MA | Breast Cancer Prevention Partners & Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Kimberly Smith | The Brown Beauty Co-op
Kerene Tayloe, Esq. | Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, WE ACT for Environmental Justice


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