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Johnson and Johnson’s Toxic Talc: A Timeline Toward Victory

At a Glance On August 11, 2022, Johnson & Johnson announced they will stop the global sale of talc-based baby powder and finally transition to a safer corn-starch based formula for all its customers by 2023. This victory is a long time coming and is the result of...

California PFAS-Free Cosmetics Act (AB 2771-Friedman)

At a Glance Californians deserve protection against harmful chemicals in the personal care and beauty products they use every day. The California PFAS-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2771) cosponsored by BCPP and authored by California Assemblymember Laura Friedman bans the...

Food Safety Loophole Allows Secret Toxic Chemicals in Our Food

At a Glance Federal food safety law contains a major loophole that allows harmful chemicals in our food. The Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) provision, which permits common chemicals like salt or nutmeg to by-pass FDA safety reviews, has become the procedural...

Ban PFAS in Textiles (CA AB1817-Ting)

At a Glance The California Safer Clothes and Textiles Act (AB 1817), authored by Assemblymember Ting and co-sponsored by BCPP, makes clothing and textiles safer for all of us by banning the sale of clothes, outdoor gear, and other textiles containing toxic PFAS...

Breastfeeding

At a Glance Breastfeeding protects mothers against all types of breast cancer, as it causes protective physiological changes in the breast. The longer one breastfeeds, the greater the protective benefit. However, social, cultural and economic factors discourage and...

Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2021

At a Glance The Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2021 (Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) & Rep. Matsui (D-CA)) would require the disclosure of the secret, unlabeled, and often toxic fragrance and flavor chemical ingredients in our personal care...

Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021

At a Glance The Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021 H.R. 5539 (Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL)) would force supply chain transparency so that cosmetic companies can get the information they need from upstream suppliers to be able to make safer products.  This bill...

Toxic-Free Beauty Act of 2021

At a Glance The Toxic-Free Beauty Act of 2021 (Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX)) would ban 11 of the most hazardous chemicals and the entire class of PFAS “forever” chemicals from beauty and personal care products sold in the U.S. Banning the...

Safer Beauty Bill Package

At a Glance The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act of 2022 represents the biggest step forward for cosmetics regulation since 1938. Read our full analysis of the bill  Despite this important progress, much work remains to be done to achieve a truly...

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