Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) on Wednesday proposed legislation that would allow companies to apply to the government to allow their products to bear a “cancer-free” label.
“It’s time to help consumers choose safer products for themselves and for their loved ones,” Deutch said on the House floor Wednesday. “That’s why today I’m introducing the Cancer Free Label Act. My bill will give companies the chance to market to consumers the fact that the products that they make are free of carcinogens.”
Under his bill, H.R. 6191, the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Product Safety Commission would set up rules for approving the use of “cancer-free” labels. It says approved labels would state, “This product does not contain known or likely carcinogens that increase your risk of cancer.”