"Precautionary" Regulation Genetics and Cosmeceuticals in the 21st Century

$util.date($item.publishDate) | Contact Author | By: Thomas P. Redick, Galllup, Johnson & Neuman; Larry Rheins, PhD, DermTech International
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Title: "Precautionary" Regulation Genetics and Cosmeceuticals in the 21st Century
biotechnologyx cosmeticsx regulation geneticsx cosmeceuticalsx
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The 21st century will increasingly see regulators implementing a "recautionary approach" to risks posed by cosmetics. The precautionary approach is a step beyond traditional risk assessment in that is assumes that a biologically active agent will cause harm until the producer conducts enough tests to prove it to be safe. This contrasts to risk assessment that allows a manufacturer to assume safety based on "state-of-the-art" testing methods (e.g., animal tests) that prove safety to the satisfaction of most "mainstream" scientists.

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the July 01, 2002 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.