It’s Time For Cosmetics Safety
Our #BeautyMadeBetter campaign is raising awareness of the need for real cosmetics safety reform. Did you know that it has been 80 (!) years since the United States last passed a law to regulate the safety of our personal care products? We are working to change that.
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Eighty Years Overdue
The federal law designed to ensure that personal care products are safe has remained largely unchanged since 1938.
Current laws leave the federal government powerless to screen personal care products for chemicals that have been linked to cancer, harm to the reproductive system in both men and women, and severe allergies, among other health effects.
Americans have waited far too long for cosmetics safety reform. It’s time.
Stand Up for Cosmetics Safety Reform
The United States Senate is weighing the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which would require ingredients included in personal care products to be tested for safety. Act now and tell your senators to support the Personal Care Products Safety Act.
- The Legislation: What You Need to Know
- 80 Years Later, Cosmetics Chemicals Still Unregulated
- California First State To Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products and Cosmetics
- Maryland consumer protection bill becomes law
- Study: Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread across many cosmetics categories
- California bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from cosmetics
- For More Background
- Steer clear of formaldehyde-releasing hair-smoothing treatments
- Why is cancer-causing benzene widespread in personal care products?
- Dangerous levels of mercury found in skin creams sold on Amazon, eBay and other online retailers
- Lose the lilial: European Union ban shows risks of chemical in cosmetics