“From the toxic heavy metals found in popular cosmetic products to the shocking amounts of formaldehyde found in Brazilian Blowout formula , finding harmful chemicals in cosmetics is no new story. In fact, the existing law hasn’t been updated since 1938.
But there’s a new bill in the House of Representatives, called the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, that will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate personal care products, including cosmetics, to ensure they are free of harmful ingredients before they hit the shelves. That is, if it passes.”
Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 Could Clean Up Chemical-Laden Beauty Industry via Emma Grady – Treehugger