Four Federal Cosmetics Bills On Cusp Of Introduction
Ostensibly taking cues from California and lessons from previous congressional sessions, US lawmakers, NGOs and “forward-thinking cosmetics companies” seek piecemeal cosmetics reform via four federal bills slated for introduction in the coming week.
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The Environmental Working Group is probing deeper in the supply chain to enhance its understanding of the cosmetics industry and ingredient safety underpinnings. EWG president Ken Cook and Kali Rauhe, director of cosmetic science, discuss the group’s plans for ingredient verification and greater scientific collaboration with cosmetics companies.
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