Formaldehyde used in a Brazilian Blowout hair treatment is a known carcinogen, and studies have linked it to miscarriage, stillbirth, menstrual disorders, and female infertility.
As the Gulf oil catastrophe unfolds, little is being said about its effects now and later on human health, especially on reproductive health and on the health of children.
Think the US Government is protecting against those invisible toxins in the air, in our water, in the food we eat, in the containers that store the food and beverages we consume? Think again.
Despite the introduction of thousands of new chemicals into the products we use every day, the Toxic Substances Control Act has undergone no revisions since 1976.
A chemical that’s damaging to reproductive health is everyone’s concern.
When does saving multibillion dollar companies a few bucks supersede the public’s right to know about toxic emissions? The EPA, with a kick in the pants from the president’s budget office, thinks it knows — and it’s now.
Both the reproductive health and the environmental justice communities operate in a political climate in which the integrity of science is under attack.