Cosmetics Regulation Reform in the United States
CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced S. 1113 Personal Care Products Safety Act in April 2017 with the goal of improving cosmetics safety and regulation. While the Physicians Committee fully supports efforts to ensure cosmetics products are safe, this bill has serious flaws.
To be effective, S.1113 must drive regulatory science forward and ban animal testing for cosmetics. Any legislative efforts to reform the safety assessment of cosmetics must include assurances that such information will be obtained using human-relevant methods, not animals. Otherwise, the legislation could lead to significant increases in misleading and inhumane animal testing.
To learn more, read our background paper on cosmetics regulation and safety testing and FAQ.
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