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Mar 12, 2009
The council considered the two chemicals "trace" or extremely low in personal care products. In addition, it found that the percentages are below established regulatory limits or safety thresholds and are not a cause for health concern.
Feb 6, 2009
The Canadian government announced the publication of final conclusions and initial risk management approaches for Batch 2 substances in the Chemicals Management Plan. Batch 2 included 16 substances.
Jan 27, 2009
Topical anesthetics desensitize nerve endings that lie near the surface of the skin with anesthetic drugs such as lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine and prilocaine in a cream, ointment or gel.
Jan 12, 2009
Currently, passengers must have their liquids in three oz. or less bottles housed in a one quart-sized, clear plastic bag.
Nov 18, 2008
The company recalled 1 ounce (28 g) tubes of DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, sold at Dollar General; Kroger Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication, sold at Kroger; and Equate: Medicated Acne Gel, sold at Wal-Mart.
Oct 28, 2008
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) recently received US$66.8 million in funding out of the US$150 million allocated for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Oct 7, 2008
At the the Cosmetic Ingredient Review's (CIR) 108th Expert Panel meeting, it approved fumaric acid at 5%; requested more data on Basic Violet 3, 1 and 4; deemed licorice extract and allantoin safe; reviewed the article claiming a link between moisturizers and UVB-induced tumors; and requested a carcinogenicity study on toluene-3,4-diamine as a hair dye ingredient.
Oct 1, 2008 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
This report details recent trends in preservative use based on VCRP data submitted to the FDA by manufacturers. The author encourages companies to participate in this program to build credibility for self-regulation and to protect their own business interests.
Oct 1, 2008
State regulators given broad authority to evaluate and ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals; state department charged with developing program to identify chemicals of concern and analyze alternatives by 2011.
Aug 29, 2008 | Wen Schroeder, SEKI Cosmeticals LLC
Global demand for cosmeceuticals continues at an explosive rate and the discovery of antiaging medical interventions, coupled with new functional active ingredients, provides a fertile innovation ground for product developers. This paper discusses current scientific and regulatory affairs to take into consideration for the successful commercialization of cosmeceutical products.
Aug 11, 2008
The US EPA is further examining the effects of personal care product ingredients on water.
Jul 30, 2008 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
On April 26, 2008, Canada released new Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) requirements. These requirements are aligned with the current California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements in which companies that emit VOCs are required to register and maintain VOC records for five years.