This New Bill Could Make American Cosmetics Safer

Collection of colourful makeupA bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, would help the federal Food and Drug Administration ensure that cosmetics and other personal care products are safer.

The proposal, titled the Personal Care Products Safety Act, would require the FDA to investigate five potentially risky ingredients each year. If an ingredient is found to pose health risks, the FDA could ban or restrict its use.

In its first safety assessments, the FDA would review:

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