19 Jul '11, 9pm

New & Improved: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 - on EWG's Enviroblog:

New & Improved: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 - on EWG's Enviroblog:

The federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) gives the FDA authority to require pre-market testing, recall dangerous products and restrict ingredients in prescription drugs and medical devices. Just last year Congress extended the agency's powers so that it could mandate safety inspections of food facilities and recalls products. But despite the law's name, the FDA's authority over cosmetics is severely limited by the two pages of the cosmetics title of FFDCA that have not been comprehensively updated since 1938. Under current law, FDA can't require a recall of a dangerous products from store shelves, can't force companies to disclose what ingredients are in the fragrance, colors or dyes in a product and can't pre-market safety testing. The Safe Cosmetics Act Would Make Personal Care Products Safer The Safe Cosmetics Act would require safety tests of all ingredients in ...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/07/new-improved-safe-cosme...

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