By and  on March 5, 2010

BOCA RATON, Fla. — As Dan Brestle, chairman of the Personal Care Products Council, urged his fellow cosmetics executives to join the fight against what the industry group sees as a flood of unwanted and unneeded state proposals to ban product ingredients, others attending PCPC’s annual meeting here Feb. 23 to 25 sounded a call to action by uttering one word: Colorado.

The legislature in that Rocky Mountain state is discussing a bill that could, in effect, force reformulation of products, based on minute trace amounts of elements found in everyday life. As onerous as the industry finds that particular bill, it’s part of a broader swath of proposed state legislation, driven by what the industry identifies as non-governmental watchdogs and special interest groups.

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