Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oppose Safe Cosmetics Act 2010

I've been gathering all my information and planning to write a great post on why everyone from business owners to consumers should oppose SCA 2010. Then it occurred to me that there are many others writing on the same topic and probably doing it much better than I could. So, instead of redoing what others have done, I'm just going to link to their posts. I hope you will help us spread the word about the potential damage this legislation will do.

The first post, "The New Consumer Business Owner," was written by Donna Maria Coles Johnson of the Indie Business Network. She is a leader for small (truly small) business owners and works tirelessly as an advocate and mentor to help people survive in business. She discusses how past legislation has hurt other small businesses and the potential harm for the cosmetic industry.

The second, "5 Ways The "Safe Cosmetics Act" Will Harm Consumers," focuses on the effect on consumers and not businesses. This one comes from the Personal Care, Truth or Scare blog that I really appreciate for their reliance on scientific facts and not on poor science and scare tactics. It includes what several links to other posts written on the subject and links to how you can get involved to help stop this legislation.

It is important for everyone to understand that the legislation will not only cause many small businesses to close down, it will also have far reaching consequences for larger businesses and consumers.