Rep. Pallone Readying Cosmetics Bill Following EWG Nail Ingredient Study
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
A new study from the Environmental Working Group and Duke University links common nail polish ingredient triphenyl phosphate to elevated levels in user's blood of a metabolite suspected of endocrine disruption. The Personal Care Products Council calls the study "speculative" and "misleading," while Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., says its results signal a need for new legislation to update cosmetics regulations.
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