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Calls to Strip ‘Forever Chemicals’ From Cosmetics Get Louder (3)

June 15, 2021, 10:01 AM; Updated: June 15, 2021, 9:03 PM

A bipartisan group of senators and environmental groups are demanding that the cosmetics industry—as well as the Food and Drug Administration—remove “forever chemicals” from lipstick, foundations, mascara, and other cosmetics.

But an official at the trade group representing cosmetic and personal care product manufacturers faulted the legislation’s broad definition of chemicals it would ban.

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Tuesday introduced the No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the intentional use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetics. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) said she would introduce the bill in the House this week. ...

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