Consumer reports has published an article on the back and forth between the FDA and the cosmetics industry leaders.. it's sad to me really - since safety should always be a concern when we are providing products for consumer use.
Below is the article - it's an interesting read.
"Outdated safety rules for the $70 billion cosmetics industry must be overhauled
The FDA has no power to review personal-care products before they go on sale
Published: March 2014
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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
TRENTON, N.J. -- More than 400 companies selling cosmetic and other personal care products have removed potentially hazardous chemicals from them, after a seven-year campaign by a large coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics recently said that those companies - all fairly small and in the industry's "natural products" niche - have met all or nearly all of its goals to make items from soaps and shampoos to cosmetics and aromatherapy safer for U.S. consumers.
The coalition of about 150 groups worked with the companies...