Cosmetics and personal care products can contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other substances of concern, but their labels can be hard to read. The infographic launched by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Tegengif/Erase All Toxins today uncovers the story behind chemicals in cosmetics.
Circular economy can be an opportunity for health enhancement, only if it is designed to reduce environmental impacts – hazardous substances should not survive in recycled products.
But if risks are not addressed in processes involving hazardous materials, a circular economy could also contribute to the chemical pollution and result in unintended adverse health effects.
This new WHO report explores the opportunities and risks of circular economy for health, helping to inform a crucial debate on the transition towards a healthy and sustainable economy.
Read the full report: Circular economy and health: opportunities and risks