Environment & Energy Report

EU Calls for Data on Possible Hormone Disrupters in Cosmetics

May 21, 2019, 4:04 PM

The European Union could restrict the use of 14 chemicals in cosmetics because they may interfere with the human hormone system.

In a first step ahead of possible restrictions, companies and others involved should provide safety and exposure data on the substances by Oct. 15, according to the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm.

The 14 substances have either been identified as having endocrine-disrupting properties, or are suspected of being endocrine disrupters and are currently being assessed under the EU’s REACH law (Regulation No. 1907/2006 on the registration, evaluation, and authorization of chemicals), the commission said in its...

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