California DTSC Official Says Nail Care Will Remain SCP Focus Area; Stakeholders Stay Tuned
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Under California's Safer Consumer Products regulation, nail care remains the segment of leading interest in the broader personal-care category, which will again be listed as a focal area in the Department of Toxic Substances Control's 2018-2020 work plan expected in draft form in February. DTSC's Meredith Williams discusses.
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