H.R. 5786, better known as the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, was introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc. last July 20, 2010. The bill has received a lot of support as well as a lot of criticism.
Here’s where you can read the 47-page bill. The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
Below are some resources where you can learn more about how this bill can impact not only manufacturers, but consumers as well. I’ve included both in favor and opposing sides so you can decide for yourself, whether or not, YOU are in favor of H.R. 5786.
Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Inc.’s Blog From the President-Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
Indie Beauty Network Indie Beauty Network Opposes H.R. 5786
PersonalCareTruth.Com Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
SafeCosmetics.Org Just Introduced: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
There are more websites out there that talk about H.R. 5786. I suggest you search for them and read more. Meanwhile, here are two videos talking about cosmetics. The first video is promoted by Safecosmetics.org which features Annie Leonard, and the second one is a rebuttal video by Lee Doren.
Once you’ve read the bill thoroughly and have made up your mind which side you’re on, you can show your support on the following petitions or polls:
WashingtonWatch.com H.R. 5786, Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
OpenCongress.org H.R. 5786, Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
ThePetitionSite.Com Oppose H.R. 5786: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
Thanks for taking time to read or watch the links listed above.
~xoxo Therese Martin