CIR Panel Mulls Its Role In Assessing Environmental Effects
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
In deciding whether to reopen a review of nonoxynols, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel discussed its approach to ingredients that may have environmental effects. The panel issued four final reports at the March 17 meeting.
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