Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA) is the first time federal cosmetics law has been updated in over 80 years. There are many requirements in the law that move the safety of cosmetics forward and will help advance salon worker health and safety. There are also some requirements that could have been stronger. Learn more!
New study by Silent Spring Institute found PFAS in water- or stain-resistant clothing, bedding, and furniture, including products marketed as “green.”
In a preliminary search of fragrance ingredients reported to the program we found that between October 2021 - March 2022 there have been 38,000 new reporting submissions, which may sound like a lot, but doesn’t even come close to all the fragranced products that are covered by the law.
One thing you can usually find on back to school supply lists is disinfectant wipes that often contain pesticides like ammonium quaternary compounds (or quats) linked to asthma, reproductive harm & more.
The law that currently oversees cosmetics and personal care products is more than 80 years old and is under 3 pages long. There are currently around 10,000 ingredients used in cosmetics. Yet, this 84 billion dollar industry is not required to meet any sort of safety standard for ingredients.
Show your support for salon workers by submitting a comment to the FDA and tell the agency to ban toxic formaldehyde from hair straightening products!
To protect the health of salon workers, WVE, EWG and salon workers from across the nation, filed a citizen petition asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action on this dangerous chemical.
Clearya analyzes the ingredient lists of personal care products, cosmetics, baby care, and household cleaning products, and displays alerts on potentially unsafe chemicals – so people can find products with safer ingredients more easily.
WVE's new report found toxic chemicals linked to reproductive and environmental harm in a number of cleaning products that market themselves as "green" including, Method and Ms. Meyers.
In 2020, CIR’s Expert Panel for Cosmetic Safety made a number of decisions that were not in the interest of public health. But we did get their attention on a few important safety issues. Learn more.