Media advisory/Interview Opportunities: Industry and advocates lobby on the Hill to ask for stronger toxics and cosmetics laws

Ottawa, Ont. – Today, the North American leader in the safer skin care and cleaner cosmetics category, Beautycounter, and leading advocacy organization, Environmental Defence, will be in Ottawa to lobby for stronger toxics and cosmetics laws that are good for business and public health.

WHEN: Monday, May 6 to Tuesday, May 7

WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa

WHO: Interview opportunities with Muhannad Malas, Toxics Program Manager at Environmental Defence, and Lindsay Dahl, Senior Vice President of Social Mission, Beautycounter.

In addition to many important recommendations highlighted by the Standing Committee’s review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA), Beautycounter and Environmental Defence are proposing the following to mitigate Canadians’ exposure to toxics from cosmetics and personal care products and create greater economic opportunity for the safer cosmetics sector:

  1. Codify the cosmetics Hot List in law and strengthen enforcement,
  2. prohibit hormone disrupting phthalates in cosmetics,
  3. mandate full disclosure and labelling of fragrance ingredients, and
  4. better address heavy metals in colour cosmetics.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Sarah Jamal, Environmental Defence, sjamal@environmentaldefence.ca, 416-323-9521 ext. 251 (work), 905-921-7786 (cell)

Meaghan Curcio, Beautycounter, meaghan.curcio@beautycounter.com