All articles related to "chemical exposure":

Fighting ‘forever chemicals’

PhD student Jahred Liddie discusses his research on PFAS—also known as “forever chemicals” because of their persistence in the environment.

Hair product safety could depend on where you live

Hair products sold in neighborhoods that are poorer or that have a higher percentage of residents of color were more likely to contain higher levels of hazardous chemicals than products sold in predominantly white and affluent areas, according…

Op-ed: How to achieve ‘beauty justice’ for Black people

Communities of color, notably Black people, are disproportionately exposed to harmful chemicals via personal care items such as hair products, studies have found. Harvard Chan School doctoral student Marissa Chan thinks it’s important to change the societal factors…

Protecting against ‘forever chemicals’

The U.S. Environmental Protectional Agency has proposed strict new limits on six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Public health experts are positive about the move but say that, ultimately, all types of these…