This week on The Allegheny Front, a look at the toxicity of hair care products marketed to African-American girls and women. And Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fired power plant announces it is closing…. unless the Trump administration bails it out.
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Stories in this episode
- How Toxic are Your Beauty Products? - Just because it's on a shelf, doesn't mean it's safe. And the Environmental Working Group found that African-American women have fewer options for healthier haircare products.
- Many Hair Care Products for African-American Women are Toxic. That’s Changing. - Many African-American women feel pressure to straighten and relax their hair, and that often means using chemicals that could have serious health implications.
- Essay: Switching to Safer Hair Products Not So Easy - The Allegheny Front’s summer intern, 17-year old Anesa Reed, started taking a closer look at the hair products she and her friends like most. Here’s her story.
- Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Could Mean More Pollution for PA - The Trump administration’s much-anticipated replacement of the Clean Power Plan is unlikely to reduce harmful greenhouse gases by much, and could end up making air quality in parts of Pennsylvania worse.