NGOs To Assert COVID-Unsafe Cosmetic Ingredients In Next US Legislative Reform Push
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, powered by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and the Environmental Working Group, intends to present the 117th Congress with links between cosmetic ingredients and increased COVID susceptibility as part of its push for tighter cosmetics industry oversight.
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