By Jayla Burton, Program Manager
Companies continue to legally sell personal care products with chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health harms.
Enough is enough. Cosmetic safety reform is long overdue.
The body of evidence continues to grow: our ongoing daily exposures to toxic chemicals lurking in our products is wreaking havoc on public health. Comprehensive cosmetic safety reform is so desperately needed, because the U.S. law that governs the $100 billion beauty and personal care industry hasn’t been significantly updated in 83 years.
The Safer Beauty Bill Package is a set of four bills soon to be introduced that will make beauty and personal care products safer by: banning toxic chemicals, making ingredient transparency the new industry standard, and reducing unsafe chemical exposures for all communities, especially women of color and salon workers, two vulnerable populations that are disproportionately exposed to toxic chemicals.
The bills include:
Everyone deserves access to personal care products that are free from cancer-causing chemicals, regardless of where you live, work, or shop. This historic suite of four federal bills will close gaps in cosmetic safety that impact all of us, especially women of color, salon workers, girls, and other vulnerable populations.
This action is sponsored by our trusted friends and partners at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Black Women for Wellness, The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, and We ACT for Environmental Justice.