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Cosmetics avoided strict regulation for over a century. Rising health concerns has FDA inquiring

August 2, 2018


The largest cosmetics companies produce millions of products every year that go from manufacturing facilities directly onto store shelves and into our homes, with little to no government review. But after more than a hundred years of self-regulation, that luxury is being threatened.

The reason: Lawmakers are seeking to tighten the regulatory framework for the near-$100 billion cosmetics industry after rising concern over bad reactions to makeup, hair dyes and fragrances, along with the possibility that some of the chemical contents within their products could cause long-term health risks.

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