New York's Prop 65-Like Proposal Dropped From Budget, But Talks Continue
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Consumer Right to Know Act, New York’s answer to Prop 65 in California, was scuttled by legislators in their budget bill signed into law April 12. However, related talks are ongoing in the state’s legislature, where the Safe Cosmetics Act is on the table again this session.
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Cosmetics regulatory reform efforts continued in 2019, which also saw Congress’s first cosmetics safety hearing since 2016. Meanwhile, the “clean” beauty movement gained momentum, fueled by the widely held perception that outdated regulations are allowing cosmetics consumers to be exposed to dangerous chemicals.
Market disruptions, “dramatically” higher prices, lost jobs and negative health consequences all are possible if legislation passed in New York in June to reduce 1,4-dioxane exposures is enacted in its current form, trade organizations say. Cleaning product industry advocates are leading the opposition, but personal-care manufacturers stand to be impacted as well.
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