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H.R. 5786 “Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010” Introduced

Rep. Janice Schakowsky, with Reps. Ed Markey and Tammy Baldwin among the co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 5786, the "Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010" on 07/20/2010. The act would amend Chapter VI of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act by adding new language regarding the marketing, labelling, testing and regulation of cosmetic manufacturers, packagers and distributors. Two sections … Continue Reading

Cosmetics, Nanoparticles and FOE-AUS

 Friends of the Earth – Australia (FOE-Aus) recently released a new report examining the presence of nanoparticles in cosmetics produced by such well known companies as Revlon, Max Factor, and The Body Shop. In the press release accompanying the report, FOE-Aus noted that the labeling on cosmetics containers didn’t reflect the presence of nanoparticles in the … Continue Reading

Interesting Nano-Regulatory Developments

Inside U.S. Trade reports three interesting nano-regulatory developments: (i) the "EPA has signaled that it may soon decide to regulate nano-silver as a pesticide under " FIFRA; (ii) the "EPA may rule favorably on some points" raised in the 2008 citizen’s petition filed by 14 advocacy groups seeking more restrictive regulation of nanoscale silver; and … Continue Reading