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Cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market. Loopholes in federal law allow use of unlimited amounts of chemicals in products without testing, monitoring of health effects, or adequate labeling. One-third of cosmetic products on the market contain chemicals linked to cancer. Nearly 90% of the 10,000 ingredients in personal care products haven't undergone safety testing.

The average woman is exposed daily to 126 chemical ingredients via personal care products alone. Diseases linked to synthetic chemicals, including breast cancer, are rising. Under current law (unchanged since 1938), the FDA can’t require cosmetics companies to conduct safety assessments or mandate product recalls.

The Safe Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2359) will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients.

Sign the petition: Urge Rep. Janice Schakowsky to continue working to pass the Safe Cosmetics Act.

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Dear Representative Schakowsky:

I am writing to applaud your championing of the Safe Cosmetics Act, a long-overdue piece of legislation critical to protecting all of us from the dangerous and insidious chemicals we are exposed to every day.

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 is woefully out-of-date; loopholes in U.S. federal law allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health effects, or adequate labeling. This is unacceptable, and I am grateful that you recognize the urgent need to regulate an industry with such a far-ranging impact.

The Safe Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2359) you have co-sponsored with your colleagues Rep. Ed Markey and Rep. Tammy Baldwin will give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients by phasing out ingredients linked to cancer, birth defects, and developmental harm. It will also create a health-based safety standard system that will protect both consumers and workers in the cosmetic industry, while providing the funding to the FDA it needs to provide effective oversight of a $50 billion industry that is currently self-regulated. Furthermore, not only is this legislation good for consumers and industry workers, it will level the playing field for businesses that are striving to make the safest products.

I commend you for displaying the leadership to sponsor the Safe Cosmetics Act and strongly encourage you to continue efforts to pass this important legislation.

Petition Signatures

Aug 15, 2018 Leslie Poms
Aug 5, 2018 lynne potts
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 5, 2018 Theresa DeLuca
Jul 29, 2018 Joan Hutton
Jul 19, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 15, 2018 Ianto Anglesey
Jul 9, 2018 Christopher Clark
Jul 8, 2018 Diane Gravette
Jul 8, 2018 Laura Harris
Jul 8, 2018 Jody Draznin It is the responsibility of the FDA to protect consumers from the harmful chemicals found in cosmetics. This is why cancer rates and other diseases are on the rise. Time to stop this now. Thank you!
Jul 8, 2018 Laura Orsini
Jul 3, 2018 Jennifer Beaulieu
Jul 2, 2018 Dorothy Henry
Jun 24, 2018 Sherry Frey
Jun 24, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Mari Mennel-Bell
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 Barbara Kadetsky
Jun 16, 2018 Laura Miller
Jun 16, 2018 Chris Sante
Jun 15, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 4, 2018 Geniece Medsker
Jun 3, 2018 Jill Martin
Jun 3, 2018 Robert Krone
Jun 3, 2018 Robert Reed
Jun 1, 2018 Marissa Lanagan
May 23, 2018 Betty Hubbard Yes, please make our cosmetics & skincare safe!
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 17, 2018 alan harper
May 14, 2018 Robbie Murraine
May 9, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 Raquel Valgma
May 7, 2018 Abigail Perez
May 7, 2018 Robert Ferrara
May 7, 2018 Paula Binion Please put an end to unsafe cosmetics.Thank you.
May 7, 2018 Sabrina Mulrooney
May 7, 2018 Elaine Tokarski
May 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2018 Cheryl Martin
May 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2018 Kathie E Takush
May 7, 2018 Ines Ivanisevic
May 6, 2018 Christine Bruce
May 6, 2018 Teresa Rust
May 6, 2018 Jessie Dora
May 6, 2018 Beau Ryba

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