24 Jun '11, 9pm

Bill introduced to regulate cosmetics threatening consumers' health with potentially harmful nanoparticles

Contact: Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, [email protected] Ian Illuminato, 250-478-7135, [email protected] Cosmetics threatening consumers’ health with potentially harmful nanoparticles would be regulated under new bill in Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), joined by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), acted today to protect consumers from potentially harmful nanoparticles in cosmetics by introducing the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, H.R. 2359. The bill contains provisions addressing many of cosmetics’ harmful health impacts, including important provisions related to manufactured nanomaterials, which have been linked to human and environmental health concerns. This is the first legislative attempt to give the Food and Drug Administration authority over nanomaterials. This bill would require companies to inform the FDA about which nanom...

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