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The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 is woefully out-of-date; loopholes in U.S. federal law allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health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

Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger And without antiquated and useless animal testing.
Feb 13, 2018 Leslie Wingerath
Feb 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Feb 5, 2018 Samantha VanDusen
Feb 4, 2018 Robert Cooke, Jr.
Feb 4, 2018 Caryn Freedman
Feb 4, 2018 Brian Gibbons
Jan 25, 2018 Dawn Williams
Jan 24, 2018 Joni Armstrong
Jan 13, 2018 kim wilbur
Jan 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 13, 2018 Debi Hertel
Jan 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 13, 2018 LynnMeta Williams
Jan 13, 2018 Tobey Thatcher
Jan 13, 2018 K.J. Herson
Jan 13, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Jan 13, 2018 Candice Eye
Jan 13, 2018 Suzanne Schneiderman No cancer related chemicals, no animal testing
Jan 13, 2018 Audrey Holmes
Jan 12, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jan 9, 2018 Susan Cooper
Jan 9, 2018 teresa martin
Jan 8, 2018 KIM Reeder
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Jan 7, 2018 Laura Gustoson
Jan 7, 2018 sue goldman
Jan 7, 2018 Beverly Brzycki
Jan 7, 2018 Merry Pruitt
Jan 6, 2018 Patricia Gillespie
Jan 6, 2018 robert dowling
Jan 6, 2018 Cindi Goldberg
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please continue your efforts to pass H.R. 2359. As a breast cancer survivor, I'm grateful for the research done to save lives like mine. Better yet, we don't get this disease in the first place. Thank you for your efforts.
Jan 5, 2018 Susan Wulf
Jan 4, 2018 Judi Merrow This is very important to us.
Jan 4, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 4, 2018 Christine Allenby I have had breast cancer and parabens etc were found in my tissue. I am trying to find the most simple of products and do not wish to have chemicals in my system.
Jan 4, 2018 Donna Selquist
Jan 4, 2018 john pivirotto
Jan 3, 2018 Roberta Lykins
Jan 3, 2018 robin mater
Jan 3, 2018 sara Elkins
Jan 3, 2018 Janet & Jon Burrows
Jan 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2018 s w
Dec 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2017 Mariah Oyondi
Dec 15, 2017 Jane Leavitt
Dec 14, 2017 teresa kravitz

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