Cosmetics Europe Strategizing To Defend Ingredients Flagged As Endocrine Disruptors, CMRs
Clarification of requirements and a “demanding” timeline for industry’s defense of cosmetic ingredients identified as potentially carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic, and the Commission’s forthcoming list of potential endocrine disruptors in cosmetic products, are among challenges facing Cosmetics Europe in 2019 and beyond.
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