AB 2012 Cosmetics: Cancer and Reproductive Toxicity
Status: Senate Appropriations Committee (Passed the Assembly on April 29, 2004)
By: Zulema Laurent
This legislation, authored by Assemblymember Judy Chu (D Monterey Park), would prohibit the manufacturing, processing, or distributing in the state of California of a cosmetic or personal care product identified as containing cancer-causing chemicals such as phthalates.
Currently under FDA regulations, cosmetics and their ingredients are not required to undergo approval before they are sold to the public. The FDA regulates these products after they have been released into the marketplace. If, after being released, they are found to cause cancer, the FDA would then recall these products.