Black Hair Salon Study

Assessing Occupational Exposure in Black Hair Salons

In order to gain a deeper understanding of exposures in Black women’s hair salons, Brandeis students in collaboration with EPA Region 1, the Resilient Sisterhood Project, Black Women for Wellness, MA OTA, Silent Spring Institute and other partners including ACE, Boston Public Health Commission, Clean Water Action and Healthy Cosmetology Committee conducted a study to assess hair salon workers’ and clients exposure to specific volatile organic compounds and fine particulate matter.

Presentation with Summary Findings and Recommendations

study poster

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