Formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics in the USA and in Europe.

  title={Formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics in the USA and in Europe.},
  author={Anton de Groot and Margo Veenstra},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  volume={62 4},
BACKGROUND Frequencies of sensitization to formaldehyde among US patients patch tested for suspected contact dermatitis are higher than in Europe. Cosmetics are an important source of contact with formaldehyde. OBJECTIVES To acquire data on the frequency of use of formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics sold in the USA and Europe and their use concentrations. To assess whether any observed differences may contribute to the discrepancies in sensitization rates. METHODS Enquiries with Food and… CONTINUE READING
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