Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Help Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products

EWG: Current Regulations ‘Defy Common Sense’
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Thursday, March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to ensure that the chemicals used in cosmetics and other everyday personal care products are safe, said Scott Faber, EWG’s senior vice president of government affairs.

Here is Faber’s statement: 

Thanks to the leadership of Sens. Feinstein and Collins, we’re closer than ever to real cosmetics reforms. Most consumers would be shocked to learn that cosmetics companies can put just about any chemical in cosmetics and personal care products, no matter how dangerous. It’s been 80 years since Congress last passed cosmetics law. The bipartisan Personal Care Products Safety Act will finally provide the Food and Drug Administration with the tools the agency needs to protect consumers from dangerous chemicals in these everyday products.

 

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