As two Congressional committees develop legislation to update the nation’s broken toxic chemicals law, it’s good to remember what real reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 should look like.
Moving to address a gaping void in the nation’s system of consumer protections, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today (April 16) filed a bill – the “Personal Care Products Safety Act” -- that would create a long-needed bipartisan framework for ensuring that cosmetics ingredients are safe.
EWG opposes the draft legislation put forth by U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to update the federal Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The proposal will not keep the public safe from hazardous chemicals, EWG said.
The widely-used herbicide glyphosate, now classified as a probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization, has been found in a number of items, including honey, breast milk and infant formula, according to media reports .