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The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 is woefully out-of-date; loopholes in U.S. federal law allow manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of chemicals in their products without requiring testing, monitoring of health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

Nov 18, 2017 Susan Lanes
Nov 17, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 17, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Oct 31, 2017 Pamela Parker
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 Karen Moore
Oct 28, 2017 BETH SOLIS
Oct 28, 2017 Linda Tabb
Oct 28, 2017 Elizabeth Fresh
Oct 28, 2017 Shirley Baker
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Oct 28, 2017 Donna Callaghan this is essential
Oct 27, 2017 Wendy Horn
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 17, 2017 Nurit Dagan
Oct 15, 2017 Patricia Kreger
Oct 10, 2017 Maria Boubouri
Oct 9, 2017 tammy bullock
Oct 9, 2017 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Oct 5, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 4, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Oct 4, 2017 Deborah Berwick
Oct 4, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
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Sep 30, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 30, 2017 Kara Kelley
Sep 29, 2017 Camille Gilliam
Sep 29, 2017 Janice Banks
Sep 29, 2017 Karen Zeckel Tholander
Sep 29, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
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

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