California Again Leading the Way: Cosmetics Safety and Worker Health

Breskey, John D.
March 2013
Californian Journal of Health Promotion;2013, Vol. 11 Issue 1, pvi
Academic Journal
The article discusses public health policies in the state of California related to the safety of cosmetics ingredients and the occupational health of cosmetics industry workers such as cosmetologists and manicurists. A California Environmental Protection Agency Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report found that nail care products advertised as toxic-free often contain toxic and carcinogenic substances such as toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde.


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