I chose to focus on hazardous chemicals in cosmetics. The article about Walmart making the decision to phase out hazardous chemicals is great because many customers, including my myself do not know about the dangerous chemicals that I put on my face.
Honestly, I do not believe that I am well protected as a consumer in this area because there are a lot of harmful chemicals that I put on my face and not aware of it so that makes me feel unprotected in this area of cosmetics. What I do know is that most things that you put on your face, cosmetics, is not very safe. All the chemicals in it may cause problems on your skin. What I do not know is how badly all these harmful chemicals can affect my skin.
A law that would probably be most relevant to learn something about is the Bureau of Consumer Protection because this can protect consumers from, “unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices…” (Federal Trade Commission: Protecting America’s Consumers). Another law that is good to know is FDCA. It stands for Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and this looks at the safety of the products. This make sure that harmful chemicals in a product are reduced. What’s most important to share with other consumers about this issue area is that if you aren’t sure whether something is safe then don’t use it. Or if you have no idea about what’s in the products that you’re using then it is a good idea not to use it. What’s most important to share with the consumer protection is that everything harmful should be eliminated and that people’s safety should be very important and should be put first.