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H.R.5786 Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 20, 2010 Referred to House Education and Labor

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  • 11% of users support H.R.5786

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    • Allows the FDA new regulatory powers over the manufacture of cosmetics. Would require all ingredients to be listed on labels, and give the Secretary of Health and Human Services two years to issue lists of prohibited and restricted ingredients.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Allows the FDA new regulatory powers over the manufacture of cosmetics. Would require all ingredients to be listed on labels, and give the Secretary of Health and Human Services two years to issue lists of prohibited and restricted ingredients.

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    • Organic Consumers Association

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    • The National Anti-Vivisection Society

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    • The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

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      I know that the organization The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics supports H.R.5786
    • Breast Cancer Fund

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    • Environmental Working Group

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    • Healthy Child, Healthy World

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    • American Nurses Association

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    • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

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    • Code Pink

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    • National Organization of Women

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Indie Beauty Network

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 27, 2010, by erinlee - While I appreciate the intent of HR 5786, the regulations suggested are far too overreaching. The FDA has a hard time enforcing the regulations that DO exist. How will they handle the influx of duties this new law could create? Natural products, especially innovative ones being developed by "Green" companies require constant experimentation. This bill would require changes to be documented and reported each time they are made. It will require documents to be filed each time a home-based natural soap crafter changes suppliers to get better pricing on raw ingredients. This will cause small businesses to close, at a time when our nation's people desperately need work. Reform is needed, but in order for this bill to be useful, it needs to be re-written to not penalize Green Businesses who are already using safe, natural oils (olive, coconut) and other natural ingredients in their products. Lumping us into the same boat as the corporate, hazardous chemical using behemoths is not the answer.

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      As noted by erinlee, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 27, 2010, "While I appreciate the intent of HR 5786, the regulations suggested are far too overreaching. The FDA has a hard time enforcing the regulations that DO exist. How will they handle the influx of duties this new law could create? Natural products, especially innovative ones being developed by "Green" companies require constant experimentation. This bill would require changes to be documented and reported each time they are made. It will require documents to be filed each time a home-based natural soap crafter changes suppliers to get better pricing on raw ingredients. This will cause small businesses to close, at a time when our nation's people desperately need work. Reform is needed, but in order for this bill to be useful, it needs to be re-written to not penalize Green Businesses who are already using safe, natural oils (olive, coconut) and other natural ingredients in their products. Lumping us into the same boat as the corporate, hazardous chemical using behemoths is not the answer."
    • On July 27, 2010, by jkd - This bill contains language that places an overwhelming burden on small cosmetics manufacturers, many of whom already adhere to higher standards of ingredients. HR 5786 would greatly jeopardize the existence of small businesses in this industry at a time when the U.S. arguably needs these businesses to support its economy more than any other time in its history. As it is written, this bill will put out of business those very people who are giving consumers the option of buying safe, affordable, fresh and natural cosmetics made in small controlled batches.

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      As noted by jkd, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 27, 2010, "This bill contains language that places an overwhelming burden on small cosmetics manufacturers, many of whom already adhere to higher standards of ingredients. HR 5786 would greatly jeopardize the existence of small businesses in this industry at a time when the U.S. arguably needs these businesses to support its economy more than any other time in its history. As it is written, this bill will put out of business those very people who are giving consumers the option of buying safe, affordable, fresh and natural cosmetics made in small controlled batches. "
    • On July 27, 2010, by Joseph76 - I find it very suspicious that this bill is getting traction after over 70 years. Now that small inovative companies, and green companies are competing and taking market share from large companies, this bill emerges. This is deceptive, as big business will use this bill to crush up-start companies. There is an ENTIRE lobby movement behind this, and is not being honest concerning the actual bill. There needs to be reform to safeguard health, but this bill DOES NOT DO THAT. It does not even limit the chemicals used in products.

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      As noted by Joseph76, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 27, 2010, "I find it very suspicious that this bill is getting traction after over 70 years. Now that small inovative companies, and green companies are competing and taking market share from large companies, this bill emerges. This is deceptive, as big business will use this bill to crush up-start companies. There is an ENTIRE lobby movement behind this, and is not being honest concerning the actual bill. There needs to be reform to safeguard health, but this bill DOES NOT DO THAT. It does not even limit the chemicals used in products."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Heavy Metals Found in Makeup | Mama Goes Natural - May 20, 2011 by Serena Norr - To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5786/show. 4) DEMAND THAT COSMETICS COMPANIES FULLY DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO. Tell cosmetics companies that you want ...

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      As noted by Serena Norr on May 20, 2011, "To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5786/show. 4) DEMAND THAT COSMETICS COMPANIES FULLY DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO. Tell cosmetics companies that you want ..." (http://mamagoesnatural.com/heavy-metals-found-in-makeup)
    • Heavy Metals Found in Makeup | Mama Goes Natural - May 19, 2011 by Serena Norr - To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5786/show. 4) DEMAND THAT COSMETICS COMPANIES FULLY DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO. Tell cosmetics ...

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      As noted by Serena Norr on May 19, 2011, "To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5786/show. 4) DEMAND THAT COSMETICS COMPANIES FULLY DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO. Tell cosmetics ..." (/url?q=http://mamagoesnatural.com/heavy-metals-found-in-makeup&sa=U&ei=v4UVUMKLDofm8gSt6IHoBg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGFYduVoSk8S2fv5lgt5vFX3CicHA)
    • Heavy Metals Found in Makeup | Mama Goes Natural - May 19, 2011 by Serena Norr - To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5786/show. 4) DEMAND THAT COSMETICS COMPANIES FULLY DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO. Tell cosmetics ...

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      As noted by Serena Norr on May 19, 2011, "To learn more about this, please visit: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5786/show. 4) DEMAND THAT COSMETICS COMPANIES FULLY DISCLOSE INGREDIENTS AND SUPPORT THOSE THAT DO. Tell cosmetics ..." (/url?q=http://mamagoesnatural.com/heavy-metals-found-in-makeup&sa=U&ei=NmQGUO3CDYfc2QXm3szYBQ&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEcGdsOrvJrToxKf1M7-Sg_VIA_hQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Cosmetics Industry Gears up to Defeat Regulation - August 02, 2010 by Corporate Crime Reporter - But last month, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) introduced legislation – HR 5786 – that for the first time gives the Food and Drug Administration ...

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      As noted by Corporate Crime Reporter on August 02, 2010, " But last month, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) introduced legislation – HR 5786 – that for the first time gives the Food and Drug Administration ... " (http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/malkan080310.htm)
    • Stop Drinking Toxins Through Your Skin: Support The Safe Cosmetics Act - July 30, 2010 by Big Think (blog) - It's called the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (HR 5786 – check it out on Thomas), and it could turn out to be a desperately needed game-changer in the bath and ...

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      As noted by Big Think (blog) on July 30, 2010, " It's called the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (HR 5786 – check it out on Thomas), and it could turn out to be a desperately needed game-changer in the bath and ... " (http://bigthink.com/ideas/21645)
    • Without review or approval - Newsletter from EWG - July 28, 2010 by Food Consumer - Congress introduced a bill last week, The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (HR 5786), that could change all that. It would expand the regulation of ingredients in ...

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      As noted by Food Consumer on July 28, 2010, " Congress introduced a bill last week, The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (HR 5786), that could change all that. It would expand the regulation of ingredients in ... " (http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Opinion/without_review_or_approval_2907101004.html)
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