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I Am What I Wear

Sunday, December 2, 2018
SFL spearheaded the connection between City of Hope?Connecting People of African Decent (CPAD) and SBC/United Women's Fellowship Guild to sponsor "I Am What I Wear." SFL Boardmembers and  SBC members came out to learn about current policies regulating the chemicals used in hair care and personal care products targeting the African American consumer.  Thank you; Emilee Bargoma, Jazma Tapia and Dede Teteh and Dr. Kimlin Ashing, MD and Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, Community Benefits Manager.
LEARN. ENGAGE. ACT
The products we use are not all equally regulated. In fact, over 30% of the ingredients used in these products are not listed by the manufacturer under an assertion of proprietary protection. Unfortunately, some of the ingredients have potentially adversarial effects on our health. Below are informative websites that will keep you aware of what goes on your body and how to be a better advocate for yourself:
IMPORTANT WEBSITES TO REMEMBER
Black Women for Wellness Publications  http://www.bwwla.org/publications-library/ 
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners-Science & Policy  https://www.bcpp.org/science-policy/ 
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database  www.ewg.org/skindeep/  
California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database  www.safecosmetics.cdph.ca.gov/search/ 
Think Dirty®  www.thinkdirtyapp.com/ 
Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Beauty and Its Breast Report  www.womensvoices.org/  
Silent Spring Institute Detox Me  www.silentspring.org/detoxme/index_en.html

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