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Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 Could Clean Up Chemical-Laden Beauty Industry : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 Could Clean Up Chemical-Laden Beauty Industry : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Photo: Christopher Robbins/Thinkstock The cosmetic and personal care product industry is self regulated. But the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 will, according to Representative Ed Markey, a lead sponsor on the bill, "close a gaping hole in the federal law that allows potentially toxic chemicals to remain in the cosmetics products we use every day. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics breaks down the key points in the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 : Phase-out of ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects and developmental harm; Creation of a health-based safety standard that includes protections for children, the elderly, workers and other vulnerable populations; Elimination of labeling loopholes by requiring full ingredient disclosure on product labels and company websites, including salon products and the constituent ingredients of fragrance; Worker access to information about unsa...

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