Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has publicly thrown her weight behind California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act.
The landmark bill, if passed, will ban the use of certain chemicals in cosmetics in the state.
This includes formaldehyde, mercury, ammonium and methylene glycol.
Last week, bill AB 2762 passed Senate and Assembly approval with unanimous votes in favour, meaning it will now be passed onto Governor Gavin Newsom to sign the legislation.
“The Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act is another step closer to becoming law,” wrote the 41-year old on Twitter.
The Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act is another step closer to becoming law! The bill would ban 12 toxic chemicals from personal care products, like #mercury, #formaldehyde and #PFAS. Please sign #AB2762 @CAgovernor @GavinNewsom.— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) September 4, 2020
In a second Tweet she directed it at Newsom: “What are toxic chemicals like #mercury and #formaldehyde doing in cosmetics anyway?
“@CAgovernor @GavinNewsom can led the way by banning these ingredients from personal care products sold in California, just like the EU #AB2762.”
Meanwhile, in a press statement released by activist group the Environmental Working Group (EWG), its President Ken Cook encouraged Newsom to take action.
“This marks a momentous milestone in the history of cosmetics regulation,” he said.
“California is the first state to ban ingredients from personal care products.
“And for the first time, groups like EWG and the industry’s trade association, the Personal Care Products Council, support legislation to modernise the rules governing these everyday products.
“We urge Gov. Newsom to sign this absolutely necessary legislation into law.”
The bill will come into force on 1 January 2025 if passed.