Dear Friends, Moms, Sisters, Daughters, Aunts & Grandmothers,
We have all been effected by women who have fought breast cancer.
Formaldehyde in hair-straighteners, heavy metals in makeup, phthalates in perfume and parabens in lotion are chemicals linked to cancer and do NOT belong in our everyday cosmetics, yet current law allows it.
That's why many organizations including the Breast Cancer Fund has been rallying for major change in the cosmetics industry for six years, on behalf of people affected by breast cancer and as a founding partner in the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Now we—and you—have a voice and a vehicle in Congress for truly safe, nontoxic cosmetics. On Friday June 24, 2011, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This bill (H.R.2359) would give the FDA the authority it needs to ensure that personal care products are free of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, infertility and other serious health problems.
We hope you'll help to move this bill through Congress.
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl OM