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Study: African-Americans have fewer healthy beauty product options

Study: African-Americans have fewer healthy beauty product options

Researchers with the EWG say one in 12 personal care products marketed to african-americans in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Researchers with the EWG say one in 12 personal care products marketed to african-americans in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Environmentalists think a new study of beauty products shows black people have fewer healthy cosmetics to chose from.

Researchers with the Environmental Working Group say one in 12 personal care products marketed to african-americans in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients.

They analyzed more than one thousand relaxers, colors, bleaching products, lipsticks, concealers and other products. None were classified as "low hazard." By contrast, 40 percent of beauty products marketed to the general public were classified "low hazard."

The researchers created a database consumers can search for hazardous chemicals in beauty products. Click here to access it.

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