California Department of Health Unveils Database on Hazardous Cosmetics Chemicals
On Friday, the state Department of Public Health unveiled the California State Cosmetics Program Product Database, which aims to help consumers determine which cosmetic products contain harmful chemicals. A state law requires companies that sell cosmetic products in California and generate more than $1 million in annual cosmetic sales report potentially harmful ingredients used in their products. As of November 2013, the database contained information from nearly 475 companies on about 30,000 products.
- "State Unveils Public Website To Expose Harmful Cosmetics" (Somerville, Contra Costa Times, 1/13).
- "Are Your Cosmetics a Health Risk? Find Out Here" (O'Neill, "KPCC News," KPCC, 1/12).
- "Calif. Database Lists Hazardous Cosmetic Chemicals" (AP/ U-T San Diego, 1/11).