The law that currently oversees cosmetics and personal care products is more than 80 years old and is under 3 pages long. There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, this 84 billion dollar industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
What kind of disclosure are we seeing for fragrance ingredients as a result of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act? And what does "confidential business information" have to do with it?
For those who are concerned about avoiding products with dangerous fragrance or flavor ingredients, it can be all but impossible to do so because, not only are companies allowed to sell products that contain toxic chemicals, many don't even disclose these ingredients.
Fragrances are well known to be sources of VOCS; emissions which contribute to air pollution. But they have always had a sweetheart deal with California Air Resources Board. It's time to change that. TAKE ACTION!
Scented menstrual products not only increase exposure to harmful chemicals found in fragrance ingredients, they also perpetuate the myth that menstruation and vaginas are dirty.
If passed, SB 312 will be the first bill in the nation to require disclosure of fragrance ingredients for personal care and professional salon products.
Fragrances and flavors are found in thousands of beauty and personal care products, yet there is no state or federal regulatory oversight of the safety of these ingredients. Furthermore no federal law requires the disclosure of fragrance or flavor ingredients to consumers, manufacturers or even regulatory agencies. This labeling loophole allows dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of chemicals to hide under the word ‘fragrance’ on product labels.