California just got one step closer to safer hair and nail salons! The California State Assembly and Senate both voted unanimously to pass, and the governor signed into law, the Professional Cosmetics Labeling Requirements Act of 2017, which gives hair and nail salon workers the information they need to protect themselves – and their clients – from unsafe chemical exposures.
Although federal law requires the labeling of ingredients in beauty and personal care products that are sold at local drug stores and retailers, there are no disclosure requirements for products used in nail or hair salons. This means that every day, salon workers are often unknowingly exposed to numerous toxic chemicals in the nail, hair, and beauty products they work with.
Even worse, salon workers often lack access to information about the safety of these products. That's why BCPP co-sponsored California Assembly Bill 2775, the Professional Cosmetics Labeling Requirements Act, which requires the labeling of ingredients in professional salon products.
Please thank your legislators for standing up for salon worker health by voting on behalf of this important legislation.
When we buy products that we put on our skin, faces and hair, we rightfully expect that they are free of toxic chemicals that increase our risk of cancer or reproductive health problems. But think again!
A recent report card from our partners at Mind the Store shows that three cosmetic and personal care product retailers, Sally Beauty, Ulta Beauty, and Sephora, are failing to adequately address cancer-causing chemicals in the products they sell.
With your help, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners has been working to clean up the cosmetics and personal care industry for over a decade. We helped push CVS and Target to adopt policies that limits the toxic chemicals on their store shelves.
Because body care products shouldn’t cost us our health!