Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022: MOCRA Explained
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!
What New Fragrance Disclosure Law Reveals About Product Safety and Hidden Toxic Chemicals
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.
Concerned about Olaplex? What is that banned ingredient called Lilial anyway?
While Olaplex is the product currently in the news – it is far from the only problematic product to have contained Lilial. It is fully legal to sell cosmetics, cleaning products and any other fragranced items that contain Lilial despite what we know about its potential impact on fertility.
Fragrance pollution is real – and should no longer get a sweetheart deal
CARB is helping to reduce smog and reduce public exposure to the hazards associated with smog. Fragrances are well known sources of air pollution, but they have always had a sweetheart deal with CARB.
FDA bans 7 cancer-causing flavorings…but what about their use in fragrance?
Six of the seven chemicals the FDA just banned from flavorings are still commonly used in fragrance.
How well is the fragrance industry managing the toxicity of fragrance ingredients?
A third of all fragrance chemicals currently in use are either known to be toxic, or considered potentially toxic by scientists around the world.
Open Letter to Summer’s Eve From Organizations Says Harmful Chemicals are Unacceptable
Environmental, health, justice organizations join us to express alarm about the lack of ingredient transparency, and toxic chemicals, in Summer’s Eve products.
Finding My Way through Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Susi Lippuner is a 59 year old woman who has transitioned from “normal” to being severely disabled with Environmental Sensitivities, and is now mindfully moving towards wellness. She shares her story...
Recommended Read: Ten Questions Concerning Air Fresheners
Published in the reputable scientific journal, Building and Environment, this article poses ten key questions about air fresheners, and pulls together key scientific studies to answer those questions in an audience-friendly way.
Changing the Smell of Clean
The fragrance can be the most toxic part about conventional cleaning products. Other aspects of them can be dangerous, but only if you touch or ingest them. Guest post by Lisa Bronner.