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Teen Study Promoting Switch To 'Free Of' Cosmetics Causes Usual Row

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Teenage girls who used personal-care products free of phthalates, parabens, triclosan and benzophenone-3 showed reduced levels of those substances in their urine after three days, according to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Industry's and NGOs' divergent views on the study reflect continuing disagreement as to how chemical safety should be assessed.

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