Washington State Continues Taking Cues From California; Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Is Back
Washington State’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act would ban use of any and all PFAS, matching work California started in 2020 and finished with legislation enacted last year. It also would blacklist ortho-phthalates, formaldehyde, methylene glycol and any other chemical determined by the department to release formaldehyde, among other deemed hazardous substances.
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California Eyeing More Cosmetic Ingredient Bans To Align With EU
“In the absence of protective federal action, states must take charge and get toxic chemicals out of our everyday products,” says Scott Faber, senior VP of government affairs at the Environmental Working Group. EWG is sponsoring AB 496, proposed on 7 February by Democratic Assemblymember Laura Friedman.
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Companies have one year to comply with US FDA registration and product listing requirements under the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act of 2022, part of the $1.7tr omnibus spending package signed by President Joe Biden on 29 December. Trade groups applauded the historic milestone and the legislation’s departure from previous proposals, including the elimination of user fees.