Lawmakers Hear from Hispanic Consumers In Day of Action on Cosmetics Safety

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Consumers deserve to know that their daily routine of applying makeup, using aftershave, or washing their children's hair will not put their health at risk," said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group.

Today the Alliance announced its support of the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S.1113), introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) this month, to protect consumers and strengthen FDA's oversight of personal care products. In a day of action, Alliance members are visiting, calling, and writing members of Congress.

"Everyday millions of men and women use cosmetics and personal care products like shampoo and lotion and assume that they are safe but the FDA does not have adequate authority to ensure the ingredients in these products that American families use daily are safe, nor does FDA have adequate authority to recall these products if they are found to be dangerous," emphasized Dr. Delgado.

Among actions that would be authorized by S.1113: