A Perspective on the Safety of Cosmetic Products: A Position Paper of The American Council on Science and Health

  title={A Perspective on the Safety of Cosmetic Products: A Position Paper of The American Council on Science and Health},
  author={Gilbert L. Ross},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  pages={269 - 277}
  • G. Ross
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Toxicology
Over the years, some activist groups have targeted cosmetics as possible human health threats, claiming that cosmetic ingredients are not adequately tested for safety and may pose risks to consumers. The groups allege that industry practices related to safety testing are flawed, that there is little government oversight, and that cosmetics contain cancer-causing chemicals and other toxicants. A critical review of the scientific data related to these claims indicates the following: (1) Industry… 
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