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CA launches hazardous cosmetic chemicals database

Cosmetics appear in this undated file photo.

January 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The state Department of Public Health has unveiled a new online database for consumers looking to see if their favorite cosmetics may contain harmful chemicals.

The database is meant to pressure manufacturers to use safer ingredients by exposing products containing potentially hazardous ones.

The database holds ingredient information for about 30,000 products. Consumers can visit the database here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.