Tag: personal care products

Environmental Health and Reproductive Justice: Connecting the Dots

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In our recent piece for the National Women’s Health Network (which I co-authored with Sarah Alcid of MomsRising), we summarized some of the connections between environmental health and reproductive justice efforts. In my work as a staff member at CEH and a Board Member of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, I often see these connections…

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CA Recognizes Cancer-Causing Chemical Used in Shampoos

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California keeps a list of chemicals known to cause cancer and/or reproductive health problems. State scientists update the list as new studies emerge on chemicals, often chemicals found in common household products. Last week, California officially identified a chemical known as cocamide DEA as a cancer-causing chemical. What’s cocamide DEA? It sounds like coconut, right?…

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Bath & Body Works: Stop Using Triclosan!

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Used as an antibacterial, the toxic chemical triclosan does more than just kill germs.  It poses serious health hazards!  The popular body care chain Bath & Body Works uses the harmful chemical in a huge array of their products, including a variety of flavored handsoaps. Join us to protect consumers and put an end to…

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