IFRA Works To Block Legislation Limiting Fragrance Ingredients
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The trade group seeks to prevent the European Commission from passing legislation recommended by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety to strongly limit the use of certain fragrance ingredients. IFRA’s work plan seeks to address fragrance contact allergy without establishing such limits.
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