What's New from the California Safe Cosmetics Program
Updated List of Chemicals Known or Suspected to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity
The California Safe Cosmetics Program has updated the list of Chemicals Known or Suspected to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity based on additions to information provided by California Proposition 65 and other authoritative bodies. There are a number of new chemicals on this list, including benzophenone and diethanolamine. Additions to the list are noted in blue font.
View the CSCP chemical list – November 2012 (PDF) ... Spanish ...Vietnamese
Changes to the California Safe Cosmetics Program Reporting Website
The California Safe Cosmetics Program has made some modifications to the online reporting system. Product categories have been changed to be more inclusive; there is now guidance available in the reporting system regarding how to categorize products. Receipts for completed reports will now be automatically sent to the e-mail address provided.
For more information, view Updates to the CSCP reporting website (PDF)
CSCP chief testifies at US House of Representatives hearing
CSCP Chief Dr. Michael DiBartolomeis testified on evaluating cosmetics safety and protecting public health during a US House of Representatives subcommittee hearing, “Examining the Current State of Cosmetics.” The Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee, also heard testimony from the FDA and public witnesses as it considered new federal government legislation on cosmetic safety on March 27, 2012.
View CSCP chief testimony on evaluating cosmetics safety and protecting public health (PDF)
View CSCP chief's responses to House Members' questions pertaining to evaluating cosmetics safety and protecting public health (PDF)
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Q&A: Brazilian Blowout & other hair smoothing salon treatments
The California Safe Cosmetics Program has received multiple inquiries from hair stylists and their customers about the potential for harmful health effects from using keratin-based hair smoothing products. While the focus of this concern has centered on one specific product, Brazilian Blowout, there are implications for similar hair smoothing products. The California Safe Cosmetics Program has developed a Q&A to answer commonly asked questions on this topic. This document provides information about why these products are of concern, how hazardous exposures occur, and what you can do to reduce such exposures.
View a copy of the Q&A on Brazilian Blowout & other hair smoothing salon treatments (PDF)
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