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CSC To Continue Pressing For Product Reformulation In 2013

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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NGO the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says pressuring firms to remove suspected hazardous ingredients from personal-care products is one of its top priorities for the year. The organization targeted Avon with a campaign to “kiss toxics goodbye” and has come down on Dolce & Gabbana for its new perfume for babies.

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