Last week, I had the privilege of leading a team of Beautycounter consultants in a meeting with our local representative to ask for their support in moving our mission forward and I have to say, things are getting exciting!
Here’s the deal, did you know the United States has not passed major federal reform regulating ingredients that go into our personal care products since 1938?! That is 80 years of working off a limited document that doesn’t fully keep us safe!
Not only that but:
- The United States only bans 30 ingredients that are linked to harmful illnesses - far behind the 1400 the European Union bans.
- Though the FDA is the governing body for the cosmetics industry (which includes all personal care products), it doesn’t have the authority to recall harmful products -
- Thousands of toxic ingredients are legally allowed to be included in products we use on our skin every day.
It’s time for a change, don’t you think?
I am excited to see two pieces of legislation being introduced to encourage solutions to this problem. Senator Feinstein is reintroducing the Personal Care and Safety Act in the Senate and Congressman Pallone will be introducing a bill in the House. These companion bills will make their way through committees and hopefully voted on this fall.
However, the most powerful way we can create change is to raise our hands and say, “We deserve better.” By making our representatives aware of this issue and making sure they know it matters to their constituents we will best prepare them for this opportunity to make moves. The last thing we want is for the bill to come up for voting and your representative has never heard of it before. That’s where we come in!
Speak up! By sending one simple text, you can affect change. Follow the prompts to urge your representatives to pay attention to this issue. It only takes 20 people reaching out to move an issue onto a representative’s agenda.
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