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FDA’s Holiday Gift To Cosmetics Industry: 10ppm Recommended Lead Cap

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA affirms in draft guidance that a maximum lead level of 10 parts per million in cosmetic products does not pose a health risk to consumers, establishing a position consistent with the Personal Care Products Council’s recommendation in 2011. The formal stance from FDA could take some heat off of manufacturers, though the Environmental Working Group says it will continue pushing for tighter restrictions.

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