The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules do not sufficiently consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients according to some public interest groups, leading them to label the latest announcement 'disappointing.
Loopholes within the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act have resulted in a largely unregulated cosmetics industry; the vast majority of approximately 12,500 chemicals in use by the $50 billion cosmetics industry have never been assessed for safety.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that sunscreen products must be tested and labeled with new information that help consumers find effective sun protection measures to reduce the risk of skin cancer and aging.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its latest report on alternative methods to animal testing and concluded that it may take years for non-animal testing to become fully available.
Dr. Annelie Struessman of the safety assessment body CONUSBAT spoke to CosmeticsDesign at the recent in-cosmetics event to explain about the challenges faced by companies that are trying to fulfill current safety requirements.