IFRA Implements New Methodology With 49th Amendment To Fragrance Safety Standards
The International Fragrance Association has given its ingredient safety standards a major overhaul based on a new methodology that accounts for aggregate exposure and an updated Quantitative Risk Assessment model for dermal sensitization.
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