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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella has been with The Rose Sheet for six years, covering the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues impacting the cosmetics world and turning them into stories that help The Rose Sheet’s readership stay abreast of current topics. Nardella has more than a decade of experience in journalism, and was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.
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US And Trading Neighbors Advocate Risk-Based, Science-Backed Cosmetics Regs

As European industry’s concerns grow about “politicization” of regulatory programs, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s cosmetics annex directs regulatory authorities pursuing new rules to give due consideration to scientific and technical guidance documents developed through international collaboration.

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Ease Of Reaching Canada With Cosmetic/Drug Interface Products To Improve Under USMCA

Canada has agreed to end its practice of quarantining and retesting certain cosmetic-OTC drug products from the US, as part of a cosmetics-specific annex to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “There will be a very significant and immediate benefit to US exporters of OTC products to Canada,” a Personal Care Products Council exec said.

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International Tariff Tensions Thaw, But Uncertainty Remains For Cosmetics Industry

There are signs of progress in US trade relations and tariff disputes in the EU and China, but visibility is never assured under the administration of President Donald Trump in a volatile global climate.

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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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NIH Study Links Hair Dyes, Straighteners To Breast Cancer Risk; Causation Piece Remains Lacking

Analyzing data from around 47,000 women enrolled in its Sister Study, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that regular users of permanent hair dye were 9% more likely to develop breast cancer compared with less frequent users. The increased probability reached 60% for African American women who dye their hair every five to eight weeks. Industry and NGO EWG respond.

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PCPC Exploring Alternate Approach For Meeting California Air Quality Goals

By shifting to less reactive VOCs, the personal-care industry could reduce its contribution to ground-level ozone without sacrificing product efficacy, which stakeholders say is a virtual certainty under mass VOC reductions proposed in November by the California Air Resources Board.

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