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H.R.1385 Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013, 113th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 08, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

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  • 7% of users support H.R.1385

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Women's Voices for the Earth

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    • Green America

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    • Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

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      I know that the organization Campaign for Safe Cosmetics supports H.R.1385
    • American Sustainable Business Council

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    • Breast Cancer Fund

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    • Clean Water Action

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Rapino Foundation

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    • Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics

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      I know that the organization Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics opposes H.R.1385

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 07, 2014, by sarahighsmith - Making animal testing mandatory will drive up the cost of natural based companies that do not rely on cheap synthetic chemicals to make household cleaners. By driving up the costs of natural based ingredients, small business and independent companies in the USA will go out of business while companies that use proven toxic and synthetic ingredients will thrive because the cost of their ingredients will be cheap as they can already afford to pay a 3rd party to test. This law will only help already wealthy companies and not the consumer. DO NOT LET FANCY WORDS MISGUIDE YOU.

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      As noted by sarahighsmith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 07, 2014, "Making animal testing mandatory will drive up the cost of natural based companies that do not rely on cheap synthetic chemicals to make household cleaners. By driving up the costs of natural based ingredients, small business and independent companies in the USA will go out of business while companies that use proven toxic and synthetic ingredients will thrive because the cost of their ingredients will be cheap as they can already afford to pay a 3rd party to test. This law will only help already wealthy companies and not the consumer. DO NOT LET FANCY WORDS MISGUIDE YOU. "
    • On February 07, 2014, by sarahighsmith - By making animal testing mandatory FAIR TRADE companies that import to the USA will be required to test their products on animals. Many FAIR TRADE companies are natural based farmers who farm ingredients such as rose petals to make essential oils. By making animal testing mandatory, these fair trade companies would not be able to afford pay a 3rd party lab to test their already proven safe NATURAL ingredients on animals. This in turn will hurt FAIR TRADE IMPORTERS as well as FAIR TRADE EXPORTERS to export their goods outside of the USA. This law will drive up costs for Fair trade companies thus causing a trickle effect to those who buy from them. NATURAL (non-synthetic) based products will be forced to raise their prices making it even more expensive for the consumer. Thus the consumer will be forced to buy cheap synthetic lab made chemicals for their families.

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      As noted by sarahighsmith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 07, 2014, "By making animal testing mandatory FAIR TRADE companies that import to the USA will be required to test their products on animals. Many FAIR TRADE companies are natural based farmers who farm ingredients such as rose petals to make essential oils. By making animal testing mandatory, these fair trade companies would not be able to afford pay a 3rd party lab to test their already proven safe NATURAL ingredients on animals. This in turn will hurt FAIR TRADE IMPORTERS as well as FAIR TRADE EXPORTERS to export their goods outside of the USA. This law will drive up costs for Fair trade companies thus causing a trickle effect to those who buy from them. NATURAL (non-synthetic) based products will be forced to raise their prices making it even more expensive for the consumer. Thus the consumer will be forced to buy cheap synthetic lab made chemicals for their families. "
    • On February 07, 2014, by sarahighsmith - If this law is passed, Fair Trade companies who produce the natural ingredients such as essential oil, rose water, gel aloe vera and so on would be driven out of business from the rising cost for 3rd party testing. Not only that, independent businesses and small businesses would suffer because they will not be able to afford natural ingredients as well as be able to resell it. If the consumer can not afford to buy the REAL proven safe ingredients as in the NATURAL based ones then how is that safer? As consumers we would be forced to purchase cheap synthetic lab made chemicals such as parabens which disrupt hormone re-uptake for those on Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, it is a dirt cheap preservative. This is not okay. THIS LAW DOESN'T HELP ANYONE BUT BIG BUSINESSES WHO CAN AFFORD THE PROPOSED $9,000,000,000 on ANIMAL TESTING.

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      As noted by sarahighsmith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 07, 2014, "If this law is passed, Fair Trade companies who produce the natural ingredients such as essential oil, rose water, gel aloe vera and so on would be driven out of business from the rising cost for 3rd party testing. Not only that, independent businesses and small businesses would suffer because they will not be able to afford natural ingredients as well as be able to resell it. If the consumer can not afford to buy the REAL proven safe ingredients as in the NATURAL based ones then how is that safer? As consumers we would be forced to purchase cheap synthetic lab made chemicals such as parabens which disrupt hormone re-uptake for those on Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, it is a dirt cheap preservative. This is not okay. THIS LAW DOESN'T HELP ANYONE BUT BIG BUSINESSES WHO CAN AFFORD THE PROPOSED $9,000,000,000 on ANIMAL TESTING. "

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    • H.R.1385 Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 - April 23, 2013 by OpenCongress - Use the options to the right to narrow down your search results. The easiest way to email your members of Congress Short: as introduced.Official: To amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe use of cosmetics, and for o

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      As noted by OpenCongress on April 23, 2013, "Use the options to the right to narrow down your search results. The easiest way to email your members of Congress Short: as introduced.Official: To amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe use of cosmetics, and for o" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/113-h1385/show)
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