Colorado lawmakers have indefinitely postponed House Bill 1248 that would have prohibited shampoos, shaving creams and other personal products from containing substances known to cause cancer or to be toxic for the reproduction.

The House Judiciary Committee dismissed the bill that would have created the “Colorado safe personal care products act” with 7 votes to 4.

Colorado State Capitol, House of Representatives

Colorado State Capitol, House of Representatives

Opponents, such as the Personal Care Products Council, the trade body representing US cosmetics makers, argued the bill was hardly substantiated by any scientific basis. According to them, a ban on cosmetics and personal care products containing substances listed as carcinogens or toxic for the reproduction, without consideration of the conditions of use and exposure, would be overreaching.