On January 15th, 2019, the Center co-hosted a community briefing on personal care products with WEACT and the Northern Manhattan Center for Environmental Health at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The goal of the briefing is to share research findings with community members, health care professionals, advocates and other stakeholders. This briefing focused on research related to health risks from exposure to chemicals present in common personal care products.
1) The Environmental Injustice of Beauty: Understanding the links between Beauty Products and Health Among Women of Color Dr. Ami Zota, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health
2) Hair Product Use and the Age at Menarche Dr. Jasmine A. McDonald, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
3) Exposure X 2: Use and Safety of Personal Care Products During Pregnancy Dr. Miranda Spratlen, Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
4)A Public Health Approach to Addressing Metals in Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Dr. Paromita Hore, the Deputy Director of the Environmental Risk Assessment Unit within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention
To view the program booklet, click here:Event Program Booklet
For more information and to access the powerpoint presentations visit: https://www.weact.org/campaigns/beauty-inside-out/