28 Jun '11, 12am

The Safe Cosmetics Act Would Protect Consumers | Care2 Causes

The Safe Cosmetics Act Would Protect Consumers | Care2 Causes

Trying to protect yourself from the toxic ingredients in some cosmetics is a task that requires you to read labels and do research on the ingredients listed on the labels. However, there are products that do not list all of the ingredients it contains. Enter the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, or HR 2359, which would set stricter standards for the cosmetics industry. Current laws regulating the cosmetics industry have not been updated since 1938. Three Democrats, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the legislation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate cosmetics the way it does food and drugs. The $50 billion cosmetics industry uses about 12,500 chemical ingredients, “the vast majority of which have never been assessed for safety by any publicly accountable body,” according to a fact sheet by Schakowsky....

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