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PCPC Science Chief Approaches Public Safety Perceptions With “Real People” Experience

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

In an exclusive interview with “The Rose Sheet,” PCPC’s new Chief Scientist Beth Lange cites familiar challenges, including the need to combat misinformation regarding cosmetic ingredient safety. Formerly chief scientific officer at Mary Kay, Lange hopes to draw from her experience educating beauty consultants when engaging NGOs and addressing consumer concerns.

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