California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Advances, But Industry Encouraged By Promised Revisions
The California Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials voted yes to proposed AB 495 at a 14 January hearing in Sacramento. As drafted, the bill continues to face industry opposition, but its author and cosponsors have committed to changes that would align the legislation more closely with EU regulations and potentially resolve industry’s biggest concerns.
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