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Manufacturers Trying to be Green on Product Labels

Manufacturers are trying to prove to consumers that their products are eco-friendly, according to a study.

REACH Update: Specifics for Naturals

Substances occurring in nature are exempt from registration, evaluation and downstream user obligations if they are not chemically modified or classified as dangerous...

When Ingredient Alarm Leads to the Courtroom

The personal care industry has experienced growing consumer interest in the ingredients its products contain. This interest has resulted in better responsibility and safety among cosmetic manufacturers; however, it also has produced elevated concerns over potentially harmful ingredients.

Regulations in ASEAN Countries

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to harmonize its cosmetic regulatory scheme.

SCCP Rules on Hair Dyes and Disagrees with Consumer Patch Test

The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) has deemed five hair-dye ingredients safe at recommended concentrations and labeled one with insufficient data.

FDA Increases Presence in China

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is establishing a regulating presence in China to monitor exported food and cosmetics.

AAD Questions Sunscreen Seal Program

Questions were raised at the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) annual meeting in February over its Seal of Recognition program.

SCCP Re-evaluates Toluene and Benzophenone-3

The European Commission (EC) is requesting opinions from its Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) on benzophenone-3 and toluene.

Chemical Plants Face Stricter Regulations

On Thursday, March 6, 2008, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved draft legislation that would extend and modify federal authority to regulate the security of U.S. chemical plants—a measure that, among other things, would require chemical plants to consider the use of "inherently safer technology (IST)."

REACH Update: The REACH Schedule

Registration under REACH starts on June 1, 2008, when manufacturers and importers of new substances in quantities above 1 ton have to submit a registration to the European Chemicals Agency.

Changes Predicted for Natural Cosmetics Market

Organic Monitor predicts 2008 to be defining year in the adoption of natural and organic standards in the cosmetics industry.

IOS Natural, Organic Certification Now Available for US Cosmetics

Cosmetics producers in North America now can certify their natural and organic products by standards similar to Europe's.

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