Campaign Prepares “Wish List” Of Chemicals For Walmart To Target
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Triclosan, phthalates, formaldehyde, hydroquinone and synthetic musks are among chemicals the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics hopes will be targeted for removal under Walmart’s recently announced sustainable chemistry program for cosmetic products in its stores. CSC will work with the mega-retailer, providing “technical expertise,” according to co-founder Janet Nudelman.
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