Personal Care Products

The Passage of the CROWN Act Will be a Win for Black Women and Girl’s Health

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Dec 2, 2020 | Comments Off on The Passage of the CROWN Act Will be a Win for Black Women and Girl’s Health

The human right to wear one’s hair in its natural state is not protected for Black women and girls, a harmful reality rooted in historically racist practices of controlling Black women’s bodies.

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products and Women’s Health: A Closer Look at Menstruation, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Reproductive Health

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Oct 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Cosmetics and Personal Care Products and Women’s Health: A Closer Look at Menstruation, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Reproductive Health

Report documenting the impact of “endocrine-disrupting‌ ‌chemicals”‌ and other toxins on the hormones‌ ‌that play‌ ‌important‌ ‌roles‌ ‌in‌ ‌every‌ ‌stage‌ ‌of‌ ‌women’s‌ ‌lives.

Statement on J&J’s Discontinuation of Its Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S. and Canada 

By Evita Almassi | May 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Statement on J&J’s Discontinuation of Its Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S. and Canada 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org 

As COVID-19 Continues to Spread, It’s Important to Make Safe and Healthy Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Choices

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on As COVID-19 Continues to Spread, It’s Important to Make Safe and Healthy Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Choices

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact everyone, it is imperative that consumers make safe choices with regard to the personal care and beauty products they use. The virus can be deadly, especially for those with suppressed immune systems. Doctors…

Rx for Change: Skin Lightening

By NWHN Staff | Feb 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Skin Lightening

Skin lightening — also called skin whitening or skin bleaching — is the practice of using cosmetics to either reduce the appearance of age spots and/or discoloration or to change one’s natural complexion.[1] Skin lightening cosmetics include bleaching creams, soaps, and pills that contain compounds designed to inhibit melanin production and thereby lighten skin.[2]

The Impact of Unregulated Cosmetics on Overburdened Populations

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Feb 6, 2020 | Comments Off on The Impact of Unregulated Cosmetics on Overburdened Populations

Webinar provides information about toxic ingredients in cosmetic and personal care products, highlights the connections between the dangers of toxic ingredients in cosmetic products and women’s health and its impact on overburdened populations, and discusses how to access safer products.

FDA Meeting – Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Feb 4, 2020 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Public Meeting on Testing Methods for Asbestos in Talc and Cosmetic Products Containing Talc

Dangerously Flawed Study Creates False Sense of Complacency: Why Women Should Still Avoid Talc-Based Powder

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Jan 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Dangerously Flawed Study Creates False Sense of Complacency: Why Women Should Still Avoid Talc-Based Powder

A deeper dive into a new study released by the the Journal of the American Medical Association down playing the link between genital powder use and ovarian cancer reveals how dangerously misleading its conclusions really are.

Congressional Hearing – Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Dec 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Congressional Hearing – Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety

Testimony Delivered Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing “Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety”

A Tale of Two Worlds: Fighting for Safe Cosmetics as Both a Women’s Health Advocate and a Makeup Artist

By Kalena Murphy | Oct 17, 2019 | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Worlds: Fighting for Safe Cosmetics as Both a Women’s Health Advocate and a Makeup Artist

Did my adolescent personal care practices affect my reproductive health? Harsh realities still exist in today’s highly unregulated beauty industry.