Congress introduced the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013. The legislation would give the FDA authority to regulate personal care products, most of which are not currently tested for safety under our outdated system.
Mercury in imported skin-lightening creams is just the latest example of toxic chemicals in cosmetics.
Women put an average of 120 chemicals – some linked to cancer and other health problems – on their bodies each day via cosmetics, shared Diane Sawyer on last night’s ABC World News.
Our Policy Director Janet Nudelman spoke with Marketplace yesterday about the need for a law ensuring cosmetics are safe.
“There’s formaldehyde in your Brazilian Blowout, lead in your Grecian Formula hair dye and who knows what in your perfume. Certainly not the government.”
Good news! The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics , a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, announced today that 321 cosmetics companies have met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics…
The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 is excellent news for consumers left scratching their heads about which shampoo to buy.
“Why do companies use harmful ingredients when they can do a product without it? Because they can.”
“Most people assume the FDA regulates cosmetics the same way it does food and drugs to ensure they are safe. In reality, cosmetics are one of the least-regulated consumer products on the market today.”
The Safe Cosmetics Act made headlines last week, as the bill was introduced in the House of Representatives. The Chicago Tribune broke the story and quoted our own Lisa Archer.