Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | May 2017

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Senators Call For Removal of Dioxane from Cosmetic Products -

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer (DN. Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (DN. Y.) have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit detectable levels of 1,4dioxane in bath and cosmetic products. The solvent creates suds in shampoos, shower gels, foaming hand soaps, bubble baths and lotions. Manufacturers are not currently required to list 1,4dioxane as a product ingredient. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Health and Human Services have identified the chemical as a likely carcinogen...

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