Study: Chemical Hazard Assessment Tools Yield Widely Different Results
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Retailers and personal-care manufacturers should take context into account when using hazard assessment tools and communicating findings to the consumers they serve – let alone replacing ingredients with "greener" alternatives – as different approaches can generate widely varying outcomes, a new study suggests.
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