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

By:  M. Isabelle Chaudry and Sarah Christopherson A new study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association made headlines for its assertion that there’s no “statistically significant” link between genital powder use and ovarian cancer. But a deeper dive into the study reveals how dangerously misleading its conclusions really are.  The … Continued

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” December 4, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is M. Isabelle Chaudry and I am the Senior Policy Manager at the National Women’s Health Network, … Continued

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

On average, women use 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every day. Men, on the other hand, use 6 products daily with 85 unique ingredients according to the Environmental Working Group. Their study shows that some of the chemicals in personal care and cosmetic products have been linked to health problems, including cancer and infertility.  Hundreds of chemicals including, phthalates, … Continued

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

With few exceptions, current federal law does not require cosmetics manufacturers to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration before their products go on the market. In fact, manufacturers aren’t required to list all of their ingredients, test their products, use good manufacturing practices to prevent contamination, or even recall products they know are … Continued