New Law Will Give the FDA More Power Over Cosmetics Industry

lady putting on makeupThe Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) has the potential to protect Americans from asbestos in beauty products. The law will increase the reach of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetics.

Those in favor of MoCRA hope that it will make cosmetic products safer for American consumers. The law establishes new compliance requirements while expanding the authority of the FDA.

Talc is a common ingredient in many cosmetic products. Since talc often occurs naturally where asbestos does also, products made with talc also are infested with asbestos.

MoCRA will also allow the FDA to be able to report serious adverse events, disclose ingredients, recall dangerous products, issue regulations for testing, and maintain safety standards of products.