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California Law Banning Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Will Transform Industry

A toxic chemical ban signed into law in California will change the composition of cosmetics, shampoos, hair straighteners and other personal care products used by consumers across the country, industry officials and activists say. The ban, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom at the end of September, covers 24 chemicals, including mercury, formaldehyde and several types […]

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Wildfires Provide Another Reason to Mask Up

About Asking Never Hurts A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape. Send questions to bwolfson@kff.org. Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). If you have declined to wear a face mask during the COVID-19 crisis, you might want to reconsider, as the smoke from over […]