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CSCP launches searchable cosmetic product database

The California Safe Cosmetics Program (CSCP) collects data from cosmetic companies on products that contain a chemical ingredient known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.  Website visitors can now search the CSCP database for specific products, brand names, or chemical ingredients. The new website also has useful information for workers and consumers who use cosmetics about how exposure to chemicals can affect health.

Visit the CSCP searchable cosmetic product database.


CDPH warns consumers of health risks associated with certain skin-lightening creams

The Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control (DEODC) collaborated with the Food and Drug Branch (FDB) in an investigation that led to the discovery of high mercury levels in certain skin lightening creams.

View the CDPH News Release on skin-lightening creams (PDF) Opens new window ... Spanish


Updated List of Chemicals Known or Suspected to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity

The California Safe Cosmetics Program has released an updated list of Chemicals Known or Suspected to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity to include new chemicals identified by California Proposition 65 and other authoritative bodies. The format of the list has been changed to facilitate identification of chemical synonyms and the authoritative bodies on which the information for each chemical is based. 

View the CSCP chemical guidance list - August 2013 (PDF) Opens new window ... Spanish ... Vietnamese

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