Often times when making their argument for why endocrine disrupting chemicals aren't an issue in personal care products, the clean beauty haters will use the phrase: "the dose makes the poison."
Their meaning: small amounts of a toxin cause no harm, or cannot sufficiently be linked to harmful health outcomes.
While at first glance, this appears to be a plausible argument, it is in fact rooted in very old, outdated science (I'm talking 16th VIEW MORE
Let’s Talk About… “It’s Illegal to sell toxic products.”I hear this from Big Beauty blogger’s who have, what seems like, a personal vendetta against the clean beauty movement.I’ve struggled with explaining WHY they could possibly be offended by a movement that is only trying to clean up an industry that has gone largely unregulated for 83 years, and my conclusion is that: like Big Beauty itself, these bloggers have benefited from “doing business VIEW MORE
We cannot simply shop our way out of our exposures to toxins.
While making the Clean Swap when and where we can is a component of lowering our toxic burden, it isn't the whole solution.
I was inspired by the conversation @environmentaltoxinsnerd and @briannavannoy_ had on IG Live where the topic of discussion focused in part on the disparities populations and vulnerable communities of color face in terms of their exposures to VIEW MORE