California’s Toxic Free Cosmetics Act delayed until 2020

California’s Toxic Free Cosmetics Act delayed until 2020

A bill that aims to ban the sale of cosmetics containing ‘toxic’ substances such as formaldehyde, asbestos, lead, triclosan, parabens and phthalates (among other nasties) in California has been postponed until at least 2020, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.

The Toxic Free Cosmetics Act was delayed after it became plain at a committee hearing that it would not gain the votes it would need to pass through the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.

The bill will be amended to address concerns that the evidence of harm for some of these ingredients, most notably the preservatives, was not sufficient and will reintroduced in January, 2020.

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