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Dihydroxyacetone

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Self-tanning ingredient nominated for National Toxicology Program skin absorption studies due to carcinogenicity concerns, NTP announces in the May 28 Federal Register. NTP is requesting that public comment and research be submitted within 60 days of the notice. The National Cancer Institute nominated the ingredient for testing. At the close of the comment period, a summary of the Interagency Committee for Chemical Evaluation and Coordination recommendation for testing and public comments will be presented to the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors -- the program's external scientific advisory committee -- in an open public hearing. DHA is used in all cosmetic self-tanners, according to NTP, including Estee Lauder's Clinique Self-Tanning Cream, Clarins Self Tanning Treatments, Schering-Plough's Coppertone Protect & Tan and Freeman Beautiful Skin Sun Care Self Tanner...
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