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Hairdressers are continually exposed to a mixture of chemicals, some of which have been linked to adverse effects, like endocrine disruption, and respiratory and cardiometabolic effects. Still, exposure studies in hairdressers are sparse, focused mainly on a limited number of airborne contaminants. Additionally, little is known about chemical exposures among hairdressers of color who may experience elevated exposures due to use of unique products and provision of select services marketed to women of color. This presentation will address findings from an ERC-funded pilot study that aimed to assess workplace chemical exposures among hairdressers of color via indoor air sampling and biomonitoring.
- Describe the importance of evaluating chemical workplace exposures in salon settings
- Discuss why exposures among hairdressers of color may differ from other racial/ethnic groups
- Identify which products, services, and workplace behaviors could play a role in chemical workplace exposures in salon settings
- Describe how chemical exposures among hairdressers differ from the U.S. general population