European Lab Network Finds 80% Of Cosmetics Regulatory-Compliant, 59% Of Perfumes
A market surveillance study by the European Network of Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories found that roughly 8% of cosmetic product samples were not properly labeled to alert consumers to the presence of allergenic fragrance compounds. The investigators also report preservative problems and microbiological contamination, among other issues.
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