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EPA Announces Public Comment Period for Nano TiO2 in Sunscreen

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened the investigation of nanoscale titanium dioxide in water treatment and topical sunscreen with a draft document and a call for public comment.

REACH Update: Exposure Assessment Elements

For each exposure scenario (ES), an exposure estimation and risk characterization must be included in the chemical safety report to demonstrate the risks are controlled. The ES must be annexed to the safety data sheet.

Accutane's Exit Could Fuel the Development of Topical Acne Treatments

Roche Holding AG has pulled its oral acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin), which could pave the way for its increased topical use or for the development of new topical treatments for severe acne.

Labeling Claims

Little is more confusing to marketers and cosmetic formulators than product claims regulations. Questions regarding the rules commonly arise.

ASEAN Regulation Covered at in-cosmetics Asia

The Cosmetic Regulations and Safety Assessment Workshop will be hosted on Oct. 15, 2009, the last day of in-cosmetics Asia in Singapore.

Dubai Cracks Down on Banned Substances in Cosmetics

Dubai Municipality is cracking down on manufacturers and distributors of personal care products containing banned substances linked to cancer and animal products that violate Islamic beliefs.

PCPC Formally Responds to EWG's 'Unscientific' Sunscreen Report

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has released a formal statement by John Bailey, chief scientist, in response the Environmental Working Group's (EWG's) "unscientific" 2009 Sunscreen Report.

FDA Dispels Lead in Lipstick Reports with Sensitive Method for Lead Analysis

The FDA announced that it has developed a new method of testing lead in lipsticks and retested all lipsticks reported to contain high amounts of lead.

REACH Update: Exposure Scenario Annexes and Other Changes to the SDS

The statutory basis for safety data sheets (SDSs) is laid down in Article 31 of REACH, and Annex II details the requirements for the compilation of an SDS in accordance with this article.

Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic vs. Cosmeceutical vs. Drug?

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act) defines a cosmetic by its intended use, meaning cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering appearance.

REACH Update: SIEF Tasks and Registration Requirements

Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEFs) are operational and critical for data-sharing and the subsequent preparation of joint registration dossiers. A SIEF is established when companies have agreed that their substance is the same.

FDA Finds Harmful Bacteria in Antimicrobial Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to avoid the use of Clarcon skin products. According to the FDA, there is a risk of bacterial contamination associated with the products.

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