November 17, 2011

Today is the Congressional Hearing on the Safe Cosmetics Act

I've mentioned the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 in a post here before. The short story is that our personal care products are nearly unregulated by the FDA. The Safe Cosmetics Act is attempting to change that. And now is your chance to take action.

While the bill is imperfect (there's just so much to do), it is a giant step in the right direction. The act seeks to make companies phase out chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects, require complete ingredients lists, and create health and safety standards for personal care products. All good requirements, in my book.

Today is the critical Congressional hearing on the Safe Cosmetics Act in Washington DC. Make your voice heard and contact your senator today. Let them know this is important to you. After all, satisfying their constituents is how they stay in office.

___________ _ ___________

Image courtesy of: 

1. Getty royalty free images


  1. Anonymous11/18/2011

    The potential for chemical reform is quite exciting, but it should be done in a way that doesn’t sacrifice millions of animals (for toxicity testing) in the name of better protection for human health and the environment. The revised bill should mandate and create market incentives to use nonanimal methods. We need to ensure that chemical testing is in line with the 21st century and relies on modern, human cell and computer-based methods that provide accurate data on how a chemical acts and what the impact on human health may be.

  2. You're right, the bill is far from perfect. But I'm hoping this is the first step of many more to come.