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Paula Begoun

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Who is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review? 

The CIR program was created 35 years ago by the cosmetics industry with the support of the FDA and the Consumer Federation of America.  CIR’s singular mission is to thoroughly review and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an open, unbiased, and expert manner, and to publish the results in the open, peer-reviewed scientific literature.

With the myriad problems and confusion the proposed bill HR Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 could create for manufacturers and consumers I figured it would be a great opportunity to share my background being an AP history and US government teacher and CFO of The Grapeseed Company. I went back to my high school government lesson on how a bill becomes a law. So, I watched the “I am a Bill” video on You Tube

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