Personal-Care Ingredient News In Brief: UC Berkeley Study Makes Waves; PFAS In Cosmetics; More
Girls with elevated urinary concentrations of methyl paraben and propyl paraben biomarkers at age nine showed signs of entering puberty earlier than their peers, according to a UC Berkeley study focused on possible adverse impacts of personal-care product use. More news in brief.
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Danish Retail Group Blacklists Cosmetics With PFAS; Australian Animal-Testing Ban; More Cosmetics News
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