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NGOs Bemoan Mascara Exemption In UN Treaty To Phase Out Mercury Use

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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The use of mercury in cosmetics will no longer be permitted by 2020 under a UN agreement that excludes eye-area cosmetics for which no alternative preservatives exist, in line with current FDA regulations. Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, maintains that the exemption was unnecessary and a disservice to public health.

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