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California Bill Would Ban Multiple Chemicals, Substances In Cosmetics

March 20, 2019
California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban 20 toxic substances and chemicals from being blended into cosmetics products sold in the state, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), two types of phthalates and triclosan. The measure is expected to be opposed by cosmetic and chemical product manufacturers, and a chemical sector spokesman says the legislation appears to be unnecessary given existing state chemicals programs. “Toxic chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive harm have no place in any consumer...

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