Government Sites for the Cosmetic Industry

California Air Resources Board (CARB): ARB has worked with the public, the business sector, and local governments to protect the public's health, the economy, and the state's ecological resources through the most cost-effective reduction of air pollution.

Canada Cosmetic Regulations: Health Canada's Cosmetics Program has the mandate to protect the health of Canadians by minimizing the risk associated with the use of cosmetics marketed in Canada

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: CFSAN, in conjunction with the Agency's field staff, is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and properly labeled.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.

Environmental Protection Agency: Regulations, programs, initiatives and publications.

FDA: The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

FDA Cosmetics Handbook: This handbook contains valuable information on FDA's requirements and policies for safe production and accurate labeling of cosmetics

FDA/CFSAN: Cosmetics: The FDA's U. S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) page on cosmetic safety, FDA requirements, and programs. FAQ's on various topics such as aromatherapy, hair loss, eye products.

FDA/CFSAN: Information for Women on Food Safety, N: Info on women's health issues such as pregrancy, child development, breast cancer, eating disorders, as well as cosmetics, dietary supplements, nutrition etc.

Federal Trade Commission: News, rules and other information for fair business practices.

Government Printing Office (GPO): Contains U.S. Government information on publications, periodicals and electronic products.

Library of Congress Home Page: Access to databases and market information from all over the world.

Medline: a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

National Institute of Health: Government-provided information of medical issues

National Institute of Standards and Technology: NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health

The Small Business Administration (SBA): Info for small businesses, including local office listings, comprehensive links, and info on trade finance programs for small exporters.

The United States Senate: Information from and about the members of the Senate, Senate Committees, and Senate leadership and support offices.

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet: Bill Text, followed shortly by Congressional Record Text, Bill Summary & Status, Hot Bills (no longer maintained), the Congressional Record Index, and the Constitution.

U.S. House of Representatives: Public access to legislative information as well as information about Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and to other U.S. government information resources.

UK Intellectual Property Site: UK and European Guide to Intellectual Property.

United States Patent Office: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.

US Consumer Products Safety Commission: protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

US FedWorld: The web site is a gateway to government information.

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