Danish Retail Group Blacklists Cosmetics With PFAS; Australian Animal-Testing Ban; More Cosmetics News
Cosmetics containing fluorinated compounds are no longer welcome in Coop Denmark’s 1,050 stores or its e-commerce platform. Meanwhile, consumer group BEUC proposes changes to the European Cosmetics Regulation to address endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and Australia passes legislation to bar new, cosmetics-only chemicals from market if their safety substantiation relies on animal testing.
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