Color additive petition
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Henderson, Nev.-based Research It! files a petition on behalf of COPA Distributions for the safe use of pyrogallol and ferrous sulfate together as a color additive in hair dyes, according to a Federal Register notice Dec. 8. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel found pyrogallol "safe as used" as a hair dye ingredient in its final report in 1992; however, the ingredient is prohibited under the European Cosmetics Directive
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