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Canada Audit Identifies Cosmetics Safety Gaps

Canada Audit Identifies Cosmetics Safety Gaps

Chemical Watch

Sylvia Palmer

June 8, 2016

“Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research at NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE), told Chemical Watch that “it was very important” that fragrance disclosure was highlighted in the report. It “confirmed [WVE’s] concern about the presence of fragrance in consumer products, and the problem of the lack of transparency of those ingredients”. She added that the NGO “do[es] not believe that fragrance ingredients are trade secrets; given that reverse engineering technology exists … there should be no reason to allow for confidentiality in the disclosure of ingredients.”

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