Green America is working with the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to promote the Safe Cosmetics & Personal Care Act of 2013 (H.R. 1385). We know that oversight of the cosmetics industry is outdated and poses dangers to human and environmental health. Read a FAQ about the issues.
According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “it's up to Congress to close gaping holes in the outdated federal law that allows cancer-causing chemicals in baby shampoo, hormone disruptors in fragrance and lead in lipstick. That's what you get when you have a $50 billion industry that's practically self-regulated.”
Green America is tabling its support of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 as the current compromise bill is problematic. Read more about the developments in toxin reform.