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Calif. Safe Cosmetics Act

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

California Department of Health Services' budget for Senate Bill 484 may be finalized this summer, "possibly by July," according to Linda Loretz, PhD, director for safety and regulatory toxicology for the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. She presented during the Strategic Research Institute-sponsored Cosmeceuticals meeting in New York City June 8-9. Loretz noted several new positions have been filled to enforce the act, but it is unclear how many of those positions will make it past the budgeting process. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, SB 484 requires manufacturers of cosmetics subject to FDA regulation and sold in California to report to the DHS use of any chemical known to the state as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity (1"The Rose Sheet" Oct. 17, 2005, p. 3)...

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