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Fragrance ingredient disclosure and the Personal Care Products Safety Act

Fragrance ingredient disclosure and the Personal Care Products Safety Act

The Hill

Alexandra Scranton

March 16, 2016

“The Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014) is a bill that aims to improve the safety of cosmetics by increasing the regulatory authority of the FDA and requiring manufacturers to substantiate the safety of their products.  These are important tools, but the bill also needs to close the loophole on fragrance ingredients, which by law are allowed to be kept secret from both consumers and cosmetic manufacturers.  The only required disclosure for personal care products labeling is that the ingredients list includes the word “fragrance”.”

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