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Support The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011: Write Your Representative

 


This summer, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, along with representatives from Illinois, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin, submitted a bill to the House that regulates and protects the products we use. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 will work to eliminate ingredients like lead in lipstick and make sure that every company discloses all ingredients in their products.  Knowing all that we do about the dangerous chemicals in our products, it’s amazing that there hasn’t been reform since 1938. Without this change, there are loopholes that still allow companies to use ingredients that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses. Products have changed drastically since then and this bill needs to pass to help keep us and our families safe.

To ensure that your voice is heard, and that your state representative supports this bill, I urge you to write them and let them know how strongly you feel. For real change to take place, we must become active in our government on every level. The campaign site already has a letter written out for you incase you don’t know where to begin.

We can’t forget that this important bill is yet to pass. Continue to spread the word about this important bill, along with safe cosmetics, and continue to live naturally beautiful.

[Cosmetics drawing image via The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics]

Written by Maria

Hey there! I'm Maria Raffaelle and I currently live in Chicago, IL. I have a passion for all things eco-friendly in makeup, skincare, haircare, and fashion. The crafter in me loves to put a DIY twist on beauty too! One of my goals is to help women realize that they are all beautiful; no matter their size, shape, or skin. Let's celebrate the beauty in each of us, together!

One Comment

  1. The potential for chemical reform is quite exciting, but it should be done in a way that doesn’t sacrifice millions of animals (for toxicity testing) in the name of better protection for human health and the environment – and to bring the latest lipstick shade to the market. The revised bill should mandate and create market incentives to use nonanimal methods. We need to ensure that chemical testing is in line with the 21st century and relies on modern, human cell and computer-based methods that provide accurate data on how a chemical acts and what the impact on human health may be.

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