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Historic U.S. Chemical Reform Aims for Less Toxic Beauty Products

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Senator Frank R. Lautenberg faught for years for Toxic Control Substance Act reform. Lautenberg passed away in 2013.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg was a passionate fighter for Toxic Control Substance Act reform. Lautenberg passed away in 2013.

This article is part of the series, Beneath the Surface: What’s in Everyday Consumer Products. Articles in this series will examine how prevalent synthetic chemicals are in everyday products, and the consequences of their use to our health and our environment. 

Sitting on President Obama’s desk awaiting his signature is a major federal environmental bill. This historic bipartisan bill is our our nation’s first-ever overhaul of the toothless 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act. The bottom line is that this regulation is good news for Americans, but it will take years to analyze the massive backlog of untested chemicals. It’s still smart to do your beauty product homework and choose less toxic products for you and your family.

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