On The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 – HR 5786

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  1. Naomi Bergner says:

    Hello DeAnne! I am writing a short article which will be submitted to various health and women’s magazines. May I quote from your website? Anything else you would care to add on the subject of the Safe Cosmetics Act? Thank you for your time and attention.

    Naomi Bergner

  2. DeAnne says:

    Sure, attributed quotes are fine. I also suggest you checking out the links in the article, as well as some of the sites listed in my blogroll. Let me know if you have any specific questions, and I’d be glad to either answer them, or hook you up with the correct knowledge expert. :)

  3. Em J says:

    I have been researching US vs EU’s actions on cosmetic regulation for a while now, and was definitely rooting for tighter FDA regulations comparable with the EU’s. However, unless the literature is changed, the regulations delineated in the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 will indefinitely hurt small and infant businesses who are likely already over-complying with FDA regulations BUT there still exists a prodigious need for regulation of the larger cosmetic industries. No one can deny this, otherwise the bill would not have made it on the agenda in the first place. There hasn’t been any strong legislation re. cosmetics since the 1960 color additive act (a weak one at that). Furthermore, I seriously doubt that the larger industries are lobbying for this bill to sweep the legs out from under their artisan competition–they are still making PLENTY of profit. We all want safer consumer products. The bill is a step in the right direction, it just needs serious modification.

    Congress should amend the act to stipulate that only businesses grossing over $X,XXX,XXX annually should be subjected to such fastidious regulation because their companies could actually pay for the countless lab tests, unlike small businesses. If the FDA really wishes all businesses to comply with the new standards, they should provide artisans the means to do so by funding specific new laboratories or establishing collaboration between small businesses and prestigious and highly funded research such as the American Cancer Society, etc…

  4. DeAnne says:

    I agree, but given the current political climate, I don’t hold out much hope for common sense in any given direction. Sigh.

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