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VIDEO: Will the Triclosan Ban Leave Us Empty-handed?

Triclosan got the FDA's boot earlier this month. So now what? In this second installment of our video series, David Steinberg continues the discussion.

VIDEO: Triclosan Ban, The Backstory

Triclosan got the FDA's boot earlier this month, but why? In this interview with David Steinberg, C&T gets the backstory.

Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Says FDA

The FDA is issuing a final rule under which OTC consumer antiseptic wash products containing the majority of the antibacterial active ingredients—including triclosan and triclocarban—will no longer be able to be marketed.

Tattoos, Permanent Makeup and Regulatory Uncertainty

As tattooing has surged in popularity, so have incidences of injury and infection. The industry has begun to consider if and how the ingredients used in tattooing should be regulated.

ICMAD Re-ups on Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

ICMAD recently renewed its support of the “Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act,” Bill, which proposes to modernize and significantly enhance the FDA's oversight of cosmetics and cosmetic safety.

Canada Lists Microbeads as Toxic; Paves Way to Ban

Canada has officially named microbeads a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act as a final order, which will allow the government to ban the plastic micro-particles used in personal care and beauty products.

Update: TSCA Reform Bill is Trying to Make its Way to President's Desk

A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House although what is next now remains in question.

Health Canada Warns About MI/MCI in Leave-on Formulas

As of June 14, 2016 all products containing MI/MCI preservatives intended for use by children should no longer be available for purchase, according to Health Canada. All other products may not be available after December 31, 2016.

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act Gains Momentum

Support for H.R. 4075, the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, is gaining momentum with recent backing from two U.S. congressional leaders, including a Democratic cosponsor. ICMAD applauds the move.

Florida Considers Changing Cosmetics Mandate

The state of Florida is considering changing a mandate on the biannual registration of cosmetics.

Frequency of Preservative Use Update Through 2014

It has been four years since this author last reviewed the preservatives being used in U.S. and Canadian cosmetics. Since then, continuing attacks on preservatives, MIT, triclosan and others have kept formulators scrambling. This report discusses some of these attacks and compares numbers, to see what impact these attacks have had.

Meet the Alternative to the Feinstein Bill

The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, an alternative to last year's proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act, makes sense and is supported by ICMAD. Here's why.

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