Lead in Hair Dye is Banned | The New York Community Trust
January 31, 2019   |   By The New York Community Trust
Lead in Hair Dye is Banned

Progress made on product safety

Hair dyeIn 2018, efforts of Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, led the FDA to ban toxic lead acetate from hair dyes sold in the U.S. This win was thanks in part to a $100,000 grant from The Trust. However, Americans are still exposed to dangerous amounts of lead from other sources, including industrial emissions, plumbing fixtures, aviation fuel, and paint. Earthjustice will continue its work to reduce exposures from lingering sources of this toxic metal.

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