Monday, July 26, 2010

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Federal Legislation

As someone who is passionate about removing chemicals from beauty products and using all natural items for cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body products, I think this sounds like it could be an excellent thing. Go make your opinion known!

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Federal Legislation

For the first time in 70 years, Congress is ready to close the gaping holes in the outdated federal law that allows chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other illnesses in the products we use on our bodies every day.

What's in the Legislation?
According to our understanding of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, provisions of the legislation would:
  • Phase out ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects and developmental harm;
  • Create a health-based safety standard that includes protections for children, the elderly, workers and other vulnerable populations;
  • Close labeling loopholes by requiring full ingredient disclosure on product labels and company web sites, including the constituent ingredients of fragrance and salon products;
  • Give workers access to information about unsafe chemicals in personal care products;
  • Require data-sharing to avoid duplicative testing and encourage the development of alternatives to animal testing;
  • Provide adequate funding to the FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors so it has the resources it needs to provide effective oversight of the cosmetics industry; and
  • Level the playing field so small businesses can compete fairly.
What You Can Do
Ask your U.S. Representative to support the Safe Cosmetics Act. Congress needs to know that this issue is important to constituents!
Learn more about this issue and get your friends and family involved: Watch the short film, The Story of Cosmetics, and share it with people in your life. Pin It StumbleUpon

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