California’s PFAS Ban In Cosmetics Limited To Intentionally Added Substances, Effective In 2025
Legislation awaiting the governor’s signature in California will ban the “forever chemicals” from cosmetics when intentionally added beginning in 2025, reflecting successful industry advocacy efforts.
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“We’ve been keeping tabs of the amount of products containing PFAS over the last several years and, unfortunately, we’re not seeing really a lot of it going away,” said Katz, director of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetics Regulations Workshop.
ASTM International is developing standards for PFAS in consumer products through a new sub-committee, which will provide guidance on how to prepare and analyze a wide variety of consumer product samples for PFAS.
AB 2771, introduced in February, would ban the manufacture or sale of cosmetic products containing PFAS beginning on 1 January 2025, and it does not specify intentionally added PFAS versus those present as contaminants.