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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

1. Endocrine Society: Information for patients and clinicians

2. Black Women for Wellness Publications

3. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners-Science & Policy

4. Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Beauty and its Breast Report

Applications and Safer Products

1. Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database & Healthy Living Application helps you learn about ingredients in your beauty, personal care and household products. 

2. Think Dirty application also helps you learn about ingredients in your beauty, personal care and household products. 

3. Silent Spring Institute Detox Me Application provides tips for healthier living.

4. CosmEthics  Application provides an analysis of your cosmetics products in seconds. If your product has healthier alternatives, they will suggest them to you.


5. 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.


6. Black & Green is an all-natural market place by all Black Artisans


Teteh DK, Chan M, Turner B, Hedgeman B, Ericson M, Clark P, Mitchell E, Barrett E, Llanos A, Kittles R, Montgomery S. Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown: Black Men's Perspective on Harmful Effects of Black Women's Hair Product Use and Breast Cancer Risk. Am J Mens Health. 2020 Nov-Dec;14(6):1557988320970073. doi: 10.1177/1557988320970073. PMID: 33143543; PMCID: PMC7675885.

Teteh D, Ericson M, Monice S, Dawkins-Moultin L, Bahadorani N, Clark P, Mitchell E, Treviño LS, Llanos A, Kittles R, Montgomery S. The Black identity, hair product use, and breast cancer scale. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 4;14(12):e0225305. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225305. PMID: 31800594; PMCID: PMC6892488.

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