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Nanomaterials In Cosmetics May Require Special Testing – ICCR Report

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A joint working group convened under the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation determines that toxicological testing and risk-characterization methods for conventional ingredients are sufficient for assessing the safety of nanomaterials. However, the unique properties and behavior of nanomaterials call for modifications to existing strategies and focused evaluation of particles on the nano scale to ensure regulatory compliance and consumer welfare.

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