US Modernized Cosmetics Law’s ‘Weak’ Safety Substantiation Standard Leaves NGOs Wanting
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and its Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, along with the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth, see the US Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act of 2022 as a significant jump forward. But its “sweeping” preemption provisions could put consumers at risk, and its cosmetics safety substantiation standard is a step back from preexisting FDA regulations, the groups say.
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CIR’s 161st Expert Panel Meeting: Much Ado About Airbrush Cosmetics; Prostaglandins Make 2023 Priorities
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A coalition of businesses and advocacy groups including Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Black Women for Wellness, and Women’s Voices for the Earth believes the Senate HELP Committee’s discussion draft for modernizing US cosmetics regulation should do more to protect communities of color and professional salon workers, and preemption language should be nixed altogether.