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Encourage representatives to support health protective laws

Editor,

My daughter, Crystal Kain, went to Washington D.C. last week to speak to our representatives about health protective laws related to personal care products. The last time a major federal law was passed in this industry was 1938. She was one of two Montana advocates and one of 100 advocates in all of the United States that was chosen to go on this trip and advocate for more health protective laws.

As is, companies in the personal care products industry are basically self-regulated and allowed to put any ingredient, including carcinogenic and toxic ingredients, into products.

For example, the U.S. bans or partially restricts 30 ingredients, whereas the E.U. bans 1400. She went there to urge our leaders to help us catch up with other countries and encourage our leaders to support the Personal Care Products Safety Act.

I am writing this to help inform people about the lack of regulations in personal care products that we as consumers use on a daily basis. I hope people will contact their representatives and let them know it’s time for a change in the regulations. People can text to “BetterBeauty” at 52886 to contact their representative.

Sheryl Kain
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