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Quality Assurance Project Plan: Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics
Quality Assurance Project Plan: Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics (Number of pages: 52) (Publication Size: 746KB)
|Description||Most people in the U.S. use personal care products in their daily lives regardless of their race, age, gender, and economic status. Personal care products that are poured, sprinkled, sprayed on, or applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering appearances, are defined as “cosmetics” by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Most commonly used personal care products are categorized as cosmetics. These include, but are not limited to, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, nail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, and hair colors.
People of color, especially women of color, are disproportionately exposed to harmful ingredients in cosmetics because of the different beauty standards influenced by their unique cultural ideals, product preferences, and beauty practices. Cosmetics and beauty products are an understudied source of environmental exposure to these ingredients, as the disclosure of chemical ingredients can be limited and inconsistent.
The Washington State Legislature has appropriated one-time funding for the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) to:
• Investigate and identify cosmetic products marketed to, or used by, people of color, including adults and children.
• Test those cosmetic products for potentially harmful chemicals or chemical classes.
Beginning July 2022, Ecology will conduct a study to test a variety of cosmetic products used by, or marketed to, people of color for the presence of formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
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|Contact||Prajwol Tuladhar at 360-407-6764 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords||formaldehyde, QAPP, product testing, personal care products, toxics, metals, cosmetics|
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