Personal Care Products

At a glance

Personal care products are a $100 billion industry, yet remain one of the least regulated in the U.S. Many of us are unaware that some chemicals in these products are linked to breast cancer, hormone disruption, infertility, and birth defects. BCPP is pursuing health-protective personal care product safety legislation at both the state and federal levels.

Chemicals of concern

Thousands of ingredients are used in personal care products. The cumulative effect of these frequent, low dose exposures to mixtures of chemicals is a great concern because some of these chemicals are linked to breast cancer.
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Secret fragrance chemicals

Over half of all personal care products include the ingredient “fragrance,” a secret mixture that can include dozens of individual chemicals that may be linked to cancer and other health issues.
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Pass health-protective laws

Personal care products are one of the least regulated industries in the United States. BCPP is pursuing health-protective cosmetic safety legislation at both the state and federal level.
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Demand safer products

BCPP and our partners are calling on manufacturers and retailers to remove harmful chemicals and provide full disclosure of ingredients in the personal care products they make and sell.
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Become a Partner

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics works with more than 150 endorsing organizations, over 1,100 forward-thinking cosmetics companies, and tens of thousands of individuals to clean up the beauty industry.


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