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The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 is woefully out-of-date; loopholes in U.S. federal law allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health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


Sep 21, 2017 Lauren Lunde
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 5, 2017 Janine Jensen
Sep 2, 2017 Cyndi Overhulse
Sep 2, 2017 Isabela Calin
Sep 2, 2017 Barbara Dincau
Aug 30, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 28, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 28, 2017 Hollie Malamud
Aug 18, 2017 sherryann pardee
Aug 17, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Aug 15, 2017 Rachel Howe
Aug 8, 2017 susan chapman
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Robin Shepard
Aug 7, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Aug 7, 2017 Jean Cheesman
Aug 5, 2017 Judith Mayhew
Aug 3, 2017 Michelle Oroz
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 3, 2017 Susan Enzinna
Aug 2, 2017 Juliet Castille Make our cosmetics safe!
Aug 2, 2017 Audrey Morgan
Jul 31, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2017 Laura Altman
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 8, 2017 Martha Kubik
Jul 6, 2017 tiffany dellaria
Jul 3, 2017 Richie Fussell
Jul 1, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 30, 2017 Kathryn Gredell Thank you for championing the Safe Cosmetics Act. We are so lucky to have you representing us!
Jun 30, 2017 Livia Preda
Jun 30, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 30, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 30, 2017 (Name not displayed) poisons poisons everywhere...i see poisons...you think i dont know where tartrazine comes from
Jun 30, 2017 Sylvia Ferro
Jun 30, 2017 Ara and Sheryl Stepanian
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 Robert Sanders
Jun 23, 2017 Lindsay Kelly
Jun 23, 2017 Roberta Bono
Jun 23, 2017 linda spinazzola
Jun 22, 2017 Yolanda Rivera
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
May 24, 2017 Brooks Hill
May 17, 2017 Agnes Hetzel
May 17, 2017 RENATA FLIS

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