CIR Proposes Prioritizing Triclosan For Review In 2018
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel’s draft ingredient priority list for 2018 review consists of 14 ingredients, including triclosan. At their April meeting, panelists cited the potential for consumer confusion following recent FDA action banning the ingredient’s OTC use in antibacterial soaps, as well as endocrine-disruption concerns voiced by NGOs.
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