|April 17, 2012
Did you hear the news? On Tuesday, California’s
Department of Toxic Substances revealed that a variety
of nail polishes contain high levels of hazardous
chemicals despite product labels claiming otherwise.
These chemicals, dibutyl phthalate and toluene, have
been linked to birth defects, asthma and other chronic
Labels shouldn’t lie, and whether you’re a
nail salon worker or taking your daughter out for a
mani-pedi, you should be able to trust that the products
you’re using are safe.
This is yet another example of industry
self-regulation gone wrong—tell
Congress it’s time to fix our broken cosmetics laws now!
The good news: Congress is finally paying
attention. Last month the House held the first hearing
on cosmetics safety in 30 years and is considering
updating our 70 year old cosmetics laws.
The bad news: The big cosmetics companies
are pushing hard and spending big to keep the broken status quo
in place—and we need your help to push back!
Help us tell Congress, enough is enough!
We need real reform now!
Our message is simple: Any new laws must get rid of
the worst chemicals in cosmetics that can cause cancer or
reproductive harm. They must also require companies to be
transparent and honest about what’s in their products and they
must include a strong safety standard to make sure decisions
about ingredient safety protect the most vulnerable populations
– babies, children, pregnant women and workers. New laws must
also ensure that states, like California, keep their right to
regulate toxic chemicals to protect people’s health.
Thanks for all you do to fight for safer products and smarter
Lisa, Janet, Stacy, Cindy, Jamie, Darylle and all of us at the
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
and Healthy products without harmful chemicals visit here