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In Brief: NGO Finds 'High Risk' Baby Cosmetics; California Cleaning Bill Fails; More

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A survey of the French market finding a high percentage of alleged "high risk" ingredients in baby cosmetics is cause for tighter regulations, Women in Europe for a Common Future says. In other news, the failure of a California bill in the state Assembly is a victory for the fragrance industry, and L'Oreal proposes a Google exec for its board.

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