LISTEN: Marissa Chan on dangerous hair care products in Boston stores

Marissa Chan joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her latest research on beauty injustice and toxics lurking on shelves in Boston stores.

Chan, a senior Agents of Change fellow and a Ph.D. student in population health sciences in the department of environmental health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently published a study with colleagues that found retail stores in Boston neighborhoods with a higher percentage of residents of color and lower income were more likely to sell hazardous hair products than stores in higher income, predominately white neighborhoods.

She talks about why this injustice persists and what can be done to change it.

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly podcast featuring the stories and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as others in the field. You can see all of the past episodes here.

Listen below to our discussion with Chan, and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Spotify.