Marketing drives the products we buy and use, and teenagers form early relationships with personal care products that can be long-lasting. Unfortunately, many of these products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – toxic chemicals that can affect growth, development and health.
In this 8-week Saturday morning program, 12 high school students will learn about EDC research and how they can select safer personal care products. Participants will collaborate with University of Pennsylvania researchers, learn how to read labels and study the impacts of EDCs on human health. To finish this program, each participant will create materials about EDCs that can be shared with fellow students and their communities.