Monday, April 30, 2012
How Safe Are Your Cosmetics?
Did you know that there is little regulation and oversight into the ingredients inside of cosmetics, sunscreen, bath and shower items. Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor US Department of Agriculture really regulates them -- unless someone calls a problem to their attention. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) has now begun congressional hearings -- the first in decades -- into cosmetics safety. At least three pieces of legislation would give the FDA more enforcement power over cosmetics. While one of the proposed measures might not force makeup to pass safety tests before it hits stores, a new law could require manufacturers to register their products with the FDA and give the agency recall authority if problems arise.