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“SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California Legislature passed a bill to ban intentionally added toxic ‘forever chemicals‘ known as PFAS from cosmetics sold in California.

Assembly Bill 2771 cleared the floor with a vote of 42 to 0. The measure will be sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is expected to sign it into law.

‘Last year, we banned PFAS in juvenile products, with A.B. 652, and in paper-based food packaging, with A.B. 1200,’ said Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), who authored the bill. ‘Now we’re going further by calling for the ban of these harmful chemicals in our cosmetics and personal care products, with A.B. 2771.’

‘Californians shouldn’t have to worry that they’re putting their health, or the health of their loved ones, at risk by doing something as routine as applying lotion, or wearing makeup,’ she said. 

A.B. 2771 is co-sponsored by the Environmental Working Group, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and CALPIRG.

Two years ago, California led the nation when it banned 13 PFAS from use in personal care products.” …