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New Safety Regulations for Cosmetics — Better Regulated by States

Cosmetics Industry

Story at-a-glance -

  • Congress has proposed a law, the Personal Care Products Safety Act, that would give the FDA authority to test whether chemicals added to personal care products are being used at safe levels
  • The new regulations would require companies to report adverse reactions to their products to the FDA, but those adverse reactions won’t be made publicly available
  • The other glaring issue is that The Personal Care Products Safety Act would preempt state regulations

By Dr. Mercola

If you assume that the ingredients in your favorite cosmetics, from lipstick to body lotion, have been carefully tested for safety and/or toxicity, you're not alone. Many Americans have a false sense of security when it comes to their personal care products.


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