The law in California will help pave the way for cosmetic safety reform on the national level and will directly impact the safety of products used by salon workers.
AB 2762 bans the use of a number of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and professional salon products by 2025, including the carcinogen formaldehyde.
Last week, two bills were signed into law in California that will make cosmetics safer AND increase disclosure of ingredients in fragrance.
Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced legislation that requires manufacturers to disclose ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetics. Unlike retail cosmetics, manufacturers of professional cosmetics are not legally required to list ingredients on the labels. If the bill passes, it will be the first such law to take effect in the nation.
The FDA has known for over 6 years that salon worker’s health is being harmed by the use of products containing formaldehyde. Enough is enough!
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