CIR's Draft Review Priorities Reflect International Activity, NGO Targets
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel is set to finalize its list of ingredient priorities for review in 2017 at its June 6-7 meeting in Washington.
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