The fragrance and cosmetic industry is now the target of potential regulation as the State of Colorado is considering legislation to ban cosmetics that contain cancer producing substances. Legislation has been introduced by Senator Betty Boyd and Representative Dianne Primavera to ban the products.The proposed legislation is entitled "Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act." [HB 1248]
Recently the NJ Courts upheld a workers' compensation claim of a worker who suffered a medical condition as a result of merely sustaining a bystander exposure to perfume.
The cosmetic and fragrance industry is largely self-regulated. The proposed Colorado legislation comes as a new national effort is being made to create a safer environment in the workplace.