BBC World News - Hair Care Concerns

April 30, 2018

BBC World News interview with Silent Spring's Dr. Jessica Helm. Dr. Helm discusses a new study by the institute that shows that Black women are potentially exposed to dozens of hazardous chemicals through the hair products they use. This is the first study to measure concentrations of endocrine-disrupting chemicals—substances that interfere with the body’s hormones—in a variety of hair products marketed at Black women. The findings could help researchers understand why Black women have higher exposures to hazardous chemicals than other groups and how these elevated exposures contribute to health disparities in the U.S. population

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