Toxic Cosmetics

The National Women’s Health Network calls on Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers to give women full information about all of their products, not just the COVID-19 vaccine

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Apr 28, 2021 | Comments Off on The National Women’s Health Network calls on Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers to give women full information about all of their products, not just the COVID-19 vaccine

In light of the recent decision by the U.S. government to resume using Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the race to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, we are struck by the disparity between publicly disclosed information about the J&J vaccine…

Cosmetic Legislation Must Proceed

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Cosmetic Legislation Must Proceed

Most people assume that cosmetics and other personal care products that are marketed and sold in the U.S. are safe and are regulated by the FDA. In fact, the federal Cosmetics Act—last updated in 1938—does not prohibit manufacturers from using dangerous ingredients in their products.

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.

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.

Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Lead to Negative Health Outcomes for Women 

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Aug 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Harmful Chemicals in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Lead to Negative Health Outcomes for Women 

Personal care products vary in many ways including who they are made for and marketed to, such as hair products. One factor, however, that isn’t highlighted enough in discussions around closing these disparities is the health outcomes related to the actual chemicals in products that Black women use, which have been linked to various health issues and premature death!

Toxic Personal Care Products and Women’s Health: A Public Health Crisis

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Aug 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Toxic Personal Care Products and Women’s Health: A Public Health Crisis

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require makers of cosmetics and other personal care products sold in the United States to get approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before their products go on the market.

Toxic Cosmetics Fact Sheet

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Toxic Cosmetics Fact Sheet

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require cosmetics manufacturers to get approval from the FDA before their products go on the market.

Who Is Impacted Most by the FDA Not Screening Cosmetic Products?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Who Is Impacted Most by the FDA Not Screening Cosmetic Products?

The NWHN considers the prevention of disease to be a central priority. We hope that women can be as educated as possible when it comes to personal care products that have the potential to be harmful or disease inducing. 

Unregulated Cosmetics, Eurocentric Beauty Standards, and the Effect on Black Women’s Health

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Jun 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Unregulated Cosmetics, Eurocentric Beauty Standards, and the Effect on Black Women’s Health

Cosmetic manufacturers have a legal responsibility for the safety and labeling of their products, but many cosmetic products marketed and sold in the U.S contain toxic chemicals. These unsafe, unregulated products pose unique risks to Black women.