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CIR Considers Another Look At MI Safety In Light Of European Situation

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

At its Sept. 21-22 meeting, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel will consider a recent opinion from the European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, which rejected updated industry data as grounds for raising safe-use MI limits in rinse-off cosmetics from 15 ppm to 100 ppm. CIR's current position is that concentrations of the preservative up to 100 ppm are safe in such products and that MI can be used safely in leave-on cosmetics, which SCCS also denies.

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