Le rapport conclut que les travailleurs de salon sont exposés à un risque accru de cancer, de fausses couches, de troubles neurologiques, de troubles immunitaires, d'asthme, de dermatite et plus encore.
Et c'est pourquoi, avec le rapport Beauty and Its Beast, WVE amène des travailleurs de salon comme Jennifer Arce, Dawn Marino, Safiyyah Edley et d'autres à Washington DC cette semaine pour faire pression sur le Congrès pour adopter la Loi sur les produits cosmétiques et de soins personnels.
Women's Voices for the Earth recently released Beauty and its Beast: Unmasking the impact of toxic chemicals on salon workers, the first report of its kind to document how toxic chemicals lurking in hair sprays, permanent waves, acrylic nail application and other salon products are harming the health of women who work in salons.
The report finds that salon workers are at an increased risk of cancer, miscarriages, neurological disorders, immune disorders, asthma, dermatitis and more.
We're not just talking about cold stats here. There are faces behind these studies, real women who are faced with having to choose between their health and their livelihoods, between toxic chemical exposure or doing the jobs that they love.
And that's why, with the Beauty and Its Beast report in hand, WVE is bringing salon workers like Jennifer Arce, Dawn Marino, Safiyyah Edley, and others to Washington DC this week to lobby Congress to pass the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act. They'll be telling their stories to lawmakers, federal agencies like the FDA, and the media about how their health has been harmed by toxic chemicals.