California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 495-Muratsuchi)
At a Glance
Californians deserve protections against harmful chemicals in the cosmetic products they use every day.
BCPP is cosponsoring the California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB495 – Muratsuchi), which would ban more than a dozen toxic chemicals from beauty and personal care products sold in California, in partnership with CalPIRG and the Environmental Working Group.
This bill would ban more than a dozen toxic chemicals from cosmetics sold in California.
The Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 495-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
- Long chain PFAS chemicals
- Methylene glycol
- Mercury and related compounds.
This bill was introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (Torrance) and Buffy Wicks (Oakland) and is supported by dozens of NGOs and safe cosmetics companies.