This report will provide an intersectional analysis of the impact of toxins used by cosmetic producers on women, especially low-income, immigrant women of color; identify and provide analysis of current law and pending legislation to control the ingredients in and packaging of cosmetic products, including nail products; and improve understanding of the relevant federal agencies responsible for oversight of the nail salon workplace and harms caused by toxic ingredients within nail and other cosmetic products.

This Report is a product of the National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance, co-led by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), and the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (Collaborative).