Right now, cosmetics companies can put just about anything in their products – even chemicals associated with cancer and endocrine disruption.
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced a bill that would require cosmetics companies to prove that their products are safe before marketing them and would give the federal Food and Drug Administration the power to review risky ingredients.
S.1014 – Personal Care Products Safety Act
This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require cosmetics companies to register their facilities with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to submit to the FDA cosmetic ingredient statements that include the amounts of cosmetic’s ingredients.
Companies must pay a facility registration fee based on their annual gross sales of cosmetics.
The collected fees can only be used for the cosmetic safety activities.
If you’d like to learn more about the bill click HERE
If you’d like to support the bill, click HERE for the Environmental Working Group website.
Information provided by the EWG website and congress.gov
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