posted Feb 1, 2012, 10:57 AM by Nancy Swan
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"Safe" by US standards means no
ill effects on a grown, health, heavy weight man. The US government fails
to provide standards of chemical and environmental safety for women and
children. Chemicals levels and compounds that will
not injure a man, can kill a young child. Dangerous products are
used in homes and salons on children without any warning or regulation.
Children are also exposed when they accompany adults to salons or are
near use of these products.
Products that are marketed to women and children contain insufficient warning labels. Few people bother to read warnings on
packaging. If the product cannot be safe for
children, they should be removed from the market or users should be
subjected to regulation and enforcement.
African-Caribbean women surveyed used products that contained chemicals
that are commonly referred to as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs),
which have been linked to various reproductive effects and birth
defects, breast cancer and heart disease. -- “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Hormonally-Active Hair
Product Use: A Plausible Risk Factor for Health Disparities,” Journal of Immigrant Health
the kinks out of your mind, instead of out of your hair,” said Marcus
Garvey. Black women today who strive to take his admonition to heart are
in a better position than their sisters of the past. Research focusing
on the products used in African-American beauty salons – and homes – is