Two ‘Hot Buttons’ Right Now In Product Testing: Benzene In Sunscreens, PFAS In Cosmetics
Craig Weiss, co-CEO and president of CPT Labs, discusses recent reports driving interest in testing for benzene and PFAS in sunscreens and cosmetic products.
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