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California lawmakers approve ingredient disclosure bill for menstrual products

California lawmakers approve ingredient disclosure bill for menstrual products

Chemical Watch

Measure sent to Governor Newsom for signature

Fragrance allergens added to products would have to be disclosed if they are present in concentrations above 10ppm, according to the latest version of the bill. That is down from a 100ppm threshold in the earlier bill, and is in line with the level in the EU’s regulations for leave-on cosmetics, like make-up.

“This was a very important amendment for us,” Jamie McConnell, deputy director for Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), told Chemical Watch. The group withdrew its opposition to the bill after the change, though Ms McConnell noted the group still has concerns.

WVE would have liked to see disclosure required for additional allergens like methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), Ms McConnell said. The group had also pushed for the disclosure threshold to be lowered for all other fragrance ingredients.

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