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US Appropriators Seek FDA Reports On ‘Toxic’ Cosmetic Chemicals, ‘Natural’ Cosmetics

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The FDA must report to the House Appropriations Committee on any work toward defining “natural” cosmetics and on the health effects of talc, asbestos and lead in cosmetic products. The committee’s 2021 FDA spending bill report also cites concerns about skin-lightening products containing “dangerous levels of mercury and hydroquinone.”

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