Every time we talk about the chemicals that are allowed in personal care products (which includes soaps, hair care, lotions, makeup, deodorant, household cleaners, etc) on the podcast, I feel really frustrated. For so many super common chemical ingredients, there’s a ton of science showing endocrine disruptor effects and carcinogenic effects. But on this week’s The Whole View, Stacy and I get to share good news! A new pair of bills about to pass in California require more transparency and ban the 12 worst offenders completely! We talk about the details of the bills, the effects of the dozen banned chemicals, racial disparities in exposure, and things you can do to advocate for similar legislation where you live!
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Recommended Reading and Listening
- TPV Podcast, Episode 290: Mrs. Toth Goes to Washington
- TPV Podcast, Episode 331 Safer Cleaning Products
- TPV Podcast Episode 339: Healthiest Houseplants that Detoxify and Purify Our Air
- TPV Podcast Episode 395: Personal Care Toxins
- TWV Podcast Episode 464: Forever Chemicals: What are PFAS?
- Senate Bill No. 312
- Skin-Deep Database
- Sign a petition
- Primally Pure Room Spray
- Trash bags
- Morroco Method
- Dental Floss
- Healthier Hair Products
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