Check out the websites below for information on how to stay safe when choosing personal care products!
Background Information on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Health Impact
Black Women for Wellness Publications
Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Beauty and its Breast Report
Applications and Safer Products
Think Dirty application also helps you learn about ingredients in your beauty, personal care and household products.
CosmEthics Application provides an analysis of your cosmetics products in seconds. If your product has healthier alternatives, they will suggest them to you.
Clearya is a free Chrome Extension and Mobile Application that notifies you when there are unsafe ingredients in your makeup, personal care, baby care, cleaning and other products, and helps you find safe alternatives, all while shopping online.
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