Schakowsky Introduces the Safer Beauty Bill Package to Protect Consumers from Dangerous Ingredients in Personal Care Products

October 8, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chairwoman of Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Safer Beauty Bill Package in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Schakowsky announced the package along with her colleagues Reps. Doris Matsui, Lizzie Fletcher and Lisa Blunt Rochester earlier this year.

“As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, I am joining my colleagues Congresswomen Doris Matsui, Lizzie Fletcher, and Lisa Blunt Rochester to formally introduce the Safer Beauty Bill Package,” said Schakowsky. “After 80 years, it is time that we update our nation’s cosmetics laws to ensure our personal care products are safe all the way from production to consumer use. Every day, the average American woman and man use 10-12 personal care products on themselves and their kids, resulting in exposure to an average of 168 unique chemicals. The Safer Beauty Bill Package will ban 11 of the most toxic chemicals; increase protections for communities of color and salon workers who are most often exposed to these toxic chemicals; and make ingredient transparency the new industry standard.”

The Safer Beauty Bill Package includes four standalone cosmetics bills:

  • Toxic-free Beauty Act of 2021

  • Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021

  • Cosmetic Safety for Communities of Color and Professional Salon Workers Act of 2021

  • Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to know Act of 2021

This legislation is endorsed by the following organizations:

 

1. Able Differently Utah

2. Active San Gabriel Valley (ActiveSGV)

3. Alaska Community Action on Toxics

4. Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

5. American Sustainable Business Council

6. Black Women for Wellness

7. Breast Cancer Action

8. Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

9. Breast Cancer Over Time

10. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

11. California Black Health Network

12. California Brain Tumor Association

13. California Health Coalition Advocacy

14. California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

15. California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

16. CALPIRG

17. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

18. Center for Biological Diversity

19. Center for Environmental Health

20. Citizens Campaign for the Environment

21. Clean and Healthy New York

22. Clean Production Action

23. Clean Water Action

24. Consumer Federation of America

25. Consumer Federation of California

26. Defend Our Health

27. Ecology Center

28. Emphysema Foundation of America

29. Environmental Community Action (ECO-Action)

30. Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxics Safety

31. Friends Committee on Legislation of California

32. Friends of the Earth

33. Grassroots Environmental Education

34. Green America

35. Green Science Policy Institute

36. Hadassah

37. Harambee House Inc.

38. Iowa Breast Cancer Edu-action

39. Just the Goods

40. Kickapoo Peace Circle

41. Kids In Danger

42. Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama

43. Learning Disabilities Association of America

44. Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut

45. Learning Disabilities Association of Delaware

46. Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia

47. Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan

48. Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey

49. Learning Disabilities Association of Texas

50. Learning Disabilities Association of Wisconsin

51. MADE SAFE

52. Mamavation

53. Maryland PIRG

54. Mind the Store

55. Moms for a Nontoxic New York

56. National Stewardship Action Council

57. National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation

58. National Women's Health Network

59. Oregon Environmental Council

60. PennPIRG

61. Recycle2riches

62. Safer Chemicals Healthy Families

63. Safer States

64. Science and Environmental Health Network

65. Sierra Club

66. SUP Ban

67. The Keep A Breast Foundation

68. The Story of Stuff Project

69. Toxic Free NC

70. Toxic-Free Future

71. Toxics Information Project (TIP)

72. Turning Green

73. U.S. PIRG

74. UCSF Breast Science Advocacy Core

75. United Steelworkers

76. Until Justice Data Partners

77. Vermont Conservation Voters

78. WE ACT for Environmental Justice

79. Westminster Board of Health

80. Women's Voices for the Earth

81. Worksafe

82. Zero Waste Washington

83. 100% PURE

84. AF Consulting

85. Alaska Glacial Essentials Skincare

86. Amyris (Biossance/Pipette)

87. Avocado Green Brands

88. Beautycounter

89. California Baby

90. Clean Mundi

91. Clear Consumption LLC

92. Clearya

93. Credo Beauty

94. Crunchi, LLC

95. DEMES

96. Distance Learning Consulting

97. Dr. Bronner's

98. Dr. Yolanda Whyte Pediatrics

99. Earth Mama Organics

100. Eighty2degrees LLC

101. Elavo Mundi Solutions LLC

102. EO Products, LLC

103. Financial Alternatives

104. Grove Collaborative

105. Gryphon Solutions, LLC

106. in Harmony Spa & Wellness Center

107. Innersense Organic Beauty

108. Intelligent I-N

109. Juice Beauty, Inc.

110. Klean Kanteen

111. Meaningful Mantras

112. MirrorMirrorLove

113. NakedPoppy

114. National Foundry Products

115. Naturepedic Organic Mattresses

116. Nature's Complement

117. OSEA

118. OZNaturals

119. Pure Plant Home

120. Rosebud Woman

121. Salon FiG Salon Spa & Natural Essentials Store

122. Scivera

123. Seventh Generation

124. Sprout San Francisco

125. Suntegrity Skincare

126. Suzanne's Organics Salon

127. The Apothecary's Daughter

128. thesis beauty

129. Type:A

130. Vasarii

131. VENTURE

132. W.S. Badger Company, Inc

133. Alameda County Public Health Department/DCDCP

134. San Francisco Dept. of the Environment

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