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PFOA and PFOS: California's Next Chemical Targets

California's deadline for two pollutants of concern is looming, and cosmetic manufacturers are urged to become aware of any products containing them and to label accordingly.

ICMAD Releases Statement on Proposed California Animal Testing Ban

The bill would prohibit the sale of any cosmetics (final product or component) knowingly tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020.

American Chemistry Council Supports Sustainability Bill

The bill would direct the president to establish an inter-agency sustainable chemistry entity to promote and coordinate federal sustainable chemistry research, development, demonstration, technology transfer, commercialization, education and training activities.

Humane Society Voices Support for EPA Animal Testing Draft Policy

Titled Use of Alternative Approaches for Skin Sensitization as a Replacement for Laboratory animal Testing, the draft supports the use of non-animal methods for single chemical substances including pesticide active ingredients.

White House Proposes US FDA Slim-down

A new proposal from the Trump administration would alter the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's name and remove food safety from its purview, among other changes.

California and Canada Move to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics

The final outcomes of these moves remain to be seen, but one thing is certain: not every market is on the same page. This could either spell out a larger drive for global harmony or settle into irreconcilable differences.

Pigment Red 4 Makes Canada's Ingredient Hotlist

This month, Pigment Red 4 was added to Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist and amendments were made regarding preservatives, among other changes.

US FDA Pushes Sunscreen Reform on Three Fronts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced three new efforts to advance its framework for sun protection products including Maximal Usage Trials (MUsT)—just ahead of summer vacation and in line with #DontFryDay.

U.S. FDA Investigates B. cepacian Complex Outbreak Linked to Personal Care

A no-rinse foam cleanser has been linked to at least 10 confirmed cases of Burkholderia cepacia complex; Shadow Holdings dba Bocchi Laboratories has voluntarily recalled the product as the FDA investigates.

Hawaii to Ban Certain Sunscreen Chemicals

Legislation was passed by the Hawaii state senate that, if signed by the governor, would prohibit the sale of sunscreen products containing certain ingredients. This move was in response to research showing their potential damage to coral reefs.

ICMAD Confirms Support of Cosmetic Ingredient Review

ICMAD, along with its more than 900-member companies, has announced their support of the efforts of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel and the statement issued by its executive director Bart Heldreth, Ph.D., that the claims laid out by Women’s Voices for the Earth are erroneous

FDA to Hold Public Meeting In Preparation of ICCR Meeting

Information gathered from the public meeting will help the FDA prepare for the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation-12 (ICCR-12) meeting to be held July 10-12, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan.

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