CIR Experts Close Book (For Now) On Parabens: Safe Individually Or At Sum Concentration Of ≤0.8%
NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth supports the 0.8% limit on total parabens content adopted by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel at its 16-17 September meeting. WVE remains concerned, however, about certain assumptions made by the panel in the lengthy re-review process that led to its final amended report.
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