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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The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 is woefully out-of-date; loopholes in U.S. federal law allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health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


Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 H. Sustaita
Apr 10, 2018 Quentin Fischer
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 2, 2018 Lucia Lazar
Apr 2, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Apr 2, 2018 Nancy Cohen
Mar 30, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 29, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 28, 2018 Felecia Woody
Mar 28, 2018 Alyssa Krabill
Mar 28, 2018 Caryl Johnson
Mar 21, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 21, 2018 Janie Anderson
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Butler
Mar 14, 2018 Andre Meaux
Mar 14, 2018 Kim DelMonico
Mar 14, 2018 Lora Treadway
Mar 14, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Mar 14, 2018 Barbara Jack
Mar 14, 2018 Catherine Carney-Feldman
Mar 14, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
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Mar 10, 2018 Marcus Payne "This politician could have stopped this product from causing cancer but did nothing." You want to be on the receiving end of that?
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 Matthew McWhirr
Mar 10, 2018 Merdan Kalayci Kanserden arkadasimizi kaybettik, butun insanlari ucretsiz tedsvi olmaya Hakki var ..sizde lutfen ihtiyaci olanlar icin imza verin
Mar 10, 2018 Ezgi Kalayci 90% of the ingredients in cosmetic products haven’t undergone safety test .... I can’t belive that how dangerous product we have been using, this must stop
Mar 10, 2018 A Kibble
Mar 10, 2018 Lenise Chaffe
Mar 10, 2018 Marie-Laure Abrioux
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please work to pass the Safe Cosmetics Act. As someone currently battling breast cancer, please do all you can to fight cancer.
Mar 10, 2018 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Mar 10, 2018 Teresa Foster
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 Teresa Kemp
Mar 10, 2018 Eva Mattson
Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2018 Michael Lyons
Mar 4, 2018 Jeffrey Bains
Mar 4, 2018 Chris Sterry
Mar 4, 2018 Jason Saville
Feb 23, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Feb 22, 2018 Elaine Becker
Feb 22, 2018 Cynthia Laster
Feb 22, 2018 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero

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