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The August 2019 issue of the ICMAD Regulatory Update Newsletter is available below. 

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California Air Resource Board (CARB)

California must reduce total volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 1-2 tons/day in the South Coast (by 2023) and 8-10/day statewide (by 2031).  In order to achieve this goal, CARB’s rulemaking process remains ongoing, with personal care products under consideration for imminent changes to close perceived loopholes....

California Fragrance & Flavor Reporting

B-574, the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 passed the California Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic materials on July 2.  This bill was passed in the state Senate in late May and continues to progress through the Assembly....

California Hotel Toiletries Plastic Bottle Ban

Bill 1162 is moving through the California legislature, having passed the California State Assembly in May....

FDA - Sunscreens - Message from Dr. Janet Woodcock

FDA has published the following message “A Sunscreen Message for Consumers” featuring Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research speaking directly to consumers about FDA’s recent activity surrounding sunscreens....

Sunscreen Bans

**The US Virgin Islands legislature has recently voted to pass a bill (33-0043) banning the import, sale, distribution and possession of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate


**Key West, FL has passed a measure in February banning the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate.  This measure mimics Hawaii’s 2018 sale and distribution ban for oxybenzone and octinoxate sunscreens. 

HBW Insight: New York on Verge of Setting Limits For 1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetic Products (by Ryan Nelson)

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HBW Insight: California DTSC Seeks Input On Lowering 1,4-Dioxane Levels in Cosmetics Under Safer Products Reg (by Ryan Nelson & Lauren Nardella)

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ICMAD President Dr. Ken Marenus’ Letter to California DTSC for Aug 21 hearing on 1,4-Dioxane

ICMAD's submission to the August 21, 2019 CA DTSC hearing on 1,4-Dioxane in cosmetics and personal care products....

Additional material on 1,4-Dioxane: There is Life after PEGs (by Mindy Goldstein & Irwin Palefsky)

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What's Happening in Europe?

The European cosmetics market leads the world in its contribution to the industry, boasting upwards of 78.6 billion Euros in value, (that’s $88 billion US Dollars).  Compare this to the US market at $75.2 bn, with China following at $53.3 bn, and Japan at $32.9 bn.  The EU sector also provides 2 million jobs, 60% of which are held by women and 40% by men.  Over 167,000 workers are employed in the manufacture of cosmetics, with SME’s numbering about 5,800 across the region.  It was further noted that expenditures for product innovation and cosmetics research are estimated at about $2.6 billion annually.  These stats were proudly promoted by Cosmetics Europe during their Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium this past June and it’s no wonder that the agenda topics presented bear relevance worldwide, especially in light of global trade....


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