WA could ban use of cancer-causing chemicals in makeup, hair care

… and to assist small businesses in voluntary environmental health … different story for most cosmetics. Cosmetic manufacturers are not required … ;There's racist beauty standards that we understand have … already in use by some companies. Credo, Sephora and …

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When Erika Schreder’s 13-year-old daughter came home from the salon, she had styling gel in her braids. The product, Shine ‘n Jam Extra Hold Conditioning Styling Gel, is sold at just about every beauty store.

But Schreder, the science director for nonprofit Toxic-Free Future, was disturbed to learn formaldehyde made up 0.2% of the product. That’s the highest level of the chemical found in cosmetics tested in a new state study.

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