Sen. Murray ‘Watching Closely’ For US FDA To Implement, Enforce Cosmetics Regulatory Reform
Senate HELP chair Patty Murray says she will ensure FDA implements cosmetics reform correctly and “effectively” uses enforcement tools. EWG exec says previous standards didn’t address “chronic harm caused by a known carcinogen like benzene.”
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