Today we won our campaign of over a year to convince P&G to increase disclosure of ingredients in “fragrance” which Maryland PIRG Foundation, USPIRG and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners spearheaded, and was supported by public health and environmental groups across the country. You can see our statement here.
Some chemicals used in “fragrance” are toxic, but because companies aren’t required to disclose fragrance ingredients, consumers and regulators have had no way of knowing if the products are putting public health at risk.
This comes a few months after our win convincing Unilever to do the same. Now, we’ve got all eyes focused on L’Oreal – and have a report coming out soon calling them out to be next.
At the same time, 5 states have considered legislation to require companies to disclose ingredients in fragrance in cleaning products and/or personal care products.
State Director, Maryland PIRG
Emily directs strategy, organizational development, research, communications and legislative advocacy for Maryland PIRG. Emily has helped win small donor public financing in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County. She has played a key role in establishing new state laws to to protect public health by restricting the use of antibiotics on Maryland farms, require testing for lead in school drinking water and restrict the use of toxic flame retardant and PFAS chemicals. Emily also serves on the Executive Committees of the Maryland Fair Elections Coalition and the Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working. Emily lives in Baltimore City with her husband, kids, and dog.