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Congress Considers Safe Cosmetics Bill

Safe Cosmetics Act

The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients.

For the first time in 70 years, Congress is poised to close the gaping holes in the outdated federal law that allows chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other illnesses in the cosmetics we use on our bodies every day. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, introduced in July, will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients. Existing law cedes decision-making about ingredient safety to the cosmetics industry.