Category Archives: Cosmetic

Danish Study Finds High Concentrations of PFAS in Cosmetics

As part of a study, scientists of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studied 17 cosmetics and found relatively high concentrations of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in one of every three products. The researchers found at least one of … Continue reading

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Thailand Updates Its Cosmetics Regulations

On October 19, Thailand announced changes to its cosmetics regulations that went into effect the next day. The announcement covered three notifications. In the first two, the Thai Ministry of Public Health updated the list of preservatives permitted in cosmetics … Continue reading

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Microplastics Found in Human Stool

As part of a pilot study directed by Bettina Liebmann of the Environment Agency Austria and Philipp Schwabl of the Medical University of Vienna, scientists have discovered microplastics in human stool for the first time. The scientists presented their findings … Continue reading

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Amazon Begins a Chemicals Management Program

Amazon, the online retailer with the world’s highest revenue, wants to ban hazardous substances from its products. It has therefore begun its own Chemicals Management Program. A central part of the program is the collation of a list of hazardous … Continue reading

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European Parliament Votes to Ban Microplastics

By an overwhelming majority (597 to 15 votes), the European Parliament voted for a ban on microplastics by 2020. In particular, the prohibition applies to microplastic particles used in personal care and cleaning products, ostensibly to improve their cleansing properties. Mark … Continue reading

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California Approves Labeling Requirement for Cosmetics

California has enacted a law (AB 2775) that requires cosmetics manufacturers to list all ingredients on the labels of their products, including cosmetics used in manicures, hair salons, and other cosmetic and beauty salons. The law goes into effect on … Continue reading

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Hawaii Bans Sunscreens with Specific Ingredients

Hawaii has prohibited the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Hawaii’s Governor, David Ige, signed the corresponding law (S.B. NO. 2571) at the beginning of July. The ban goes into effect in 2021. For more information and quotes … Continue reading

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