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Companies Will Make Safer Cosmetics

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 4:46am
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAFER PRODUCTS: More than 400 companies selling personal care products from shampoo to cosmetics have removed ingredients that are potentially hazardous and already banned by health authorities in other countries.

LONG BATTLE: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Chemicals, a coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups, spent seven years working with companies to get them to remove harmful ingredients and list all the ingredients on their products.

NEXT FIGHT: The campaign is lobbying for the federal Safe Cosmetics Act. It would update cosmetics regulations dating from 1938.

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