Health and chemicals
WECF and TIYE organise training for immigrant and refugee women in the Netherlands
WECF together with the Netherlands Association of Black, Immigrant, and
Refugee Women "TIYE" organised a train the trainers seminar on Friday
and Saturday 28 + 29 of January 2005. The meeting brought together 18
participants, all trainers working with TIYE local groups across the
The training included a session on health effects on women from chemicals in daily use, with examples of nitrates in food, conservatives in food, solvents in cleaning products, plasticizers in cosmetics and pesticides in the garden. The training also included a workshop on 'making your own non-toxic cosmetics' where the participants learned how to make facial creams and lip creams not containing hazardous substances.
Download the presentation for the training workshop: