California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762-Muratsuchi)

At a Glance

Californians deserve protections against harmful chemicals in the cosmetic products they use every day.

BCPP cosponsored the California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762 – Muratsuchi,) to ban 24 of the most toxic chemicals on the planet from beauty and personal care products sold in California. Signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2020, the law will go into effect in 2025. BCPP cosponsored AB 2762 in partnership with CalPIRG, Black Women for Wellness, and the Environmental Working Group.

Overview

The Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762-Muratsuchi) bans cosmetic products containing any of the highly toxic chemicals referenced below from sale in California.

The chemicals, all of which have been banned by the European Union, include:

  • Dibutyl phthalate
  • Diethylhexyl phthalate
  • Formaldehyde
  • Isobutylparaben
  • Isopropylparaben
  • 13 PFAS chemicals
  • Methylene glycol
  • Mercury and related compounds.
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • 2 types of Phenylenediamine
  • Quaternium-15

This bill was introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (Torrance), Bill Quirk (Hayward) and Buffy Wicks (Oakland) and is supported by dozens of NGOs and safe cosmetics companies.

Press Release

September 30, 2020 California First State To Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products and Cosmetics

February 21, 2020 Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Would Ban Cosmetics With Chemicals Linked to Cancer or Reproductive Harm

June 11, 2020 California Assembly approves Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act in historic bipartisan vote

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