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Feeling Blue: Can Blue Light Damage Your Skin?

Feeling Blue: Can Blue Light Damage Your Skin?

While the general public is largely aware of the harmful effects ultraviolet (UV) light can have on our bodies, as well as the basic measures that should be taken to protect ourselves against such effects, the dangers surrounding blue light seem to go relatively left...

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EPA’s Proposed Prioritization of Chemical Substances

EPA’s Proposed Prioritization of Chemical Substances

Last month the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of 20 chemical substances that they proposed be designated as High Priority Substances. The list, which was released as required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is...

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503A Bulks List Prepares for Five Potential New Additions

503A Bulks List Prepares for Five Potential New Additions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially released a proposed rule to amend the list of bulk drug substances that can be used to compound drug products with the addition of five new substances to the list. If approved, glutaraldehyde, glycolic acid,...

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Update on Titanium Dioxide in Sunscreens

Update on Titanium Dioxide in Sunscreens

Currently, the Canadian Natural Health Products Ingredients Database (NHPID) lists Titanium dioxide (TiO2) as an opacifying agent and color additive for topical use, but is NOT permitted in sunscreens for these uses. However, according to Cosmetics Alliance Canada,...

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Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations

Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations

On July 1st, 2019, the full Canadian prohibition on Microbeads in Toiletries came into effect for cosmetic products as well as natural and non-prescription products. As a result, regulatory officials may be kickstarting an enforcement program to ensure companies are...

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California Senate Passes Cosmetics Fragrance Disclosure Bill

California Senate Passes Cosmetics Fragrance Disclosure Bill

California's Senate has recently approved a bill to require cosmetic manufacturers to disclose fragrances or flavours of concern on their label. The Fragrance and Flavour Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 is calling for expanding the disclosure requirements to...

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Can Health Features on Devices Detect Dementia Signs?

Can Health Features on Devices Detect Dementia Signs?

Apple Inc. and pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly have joined forces to conduct research on whether dementia and signs of cognitive decline can be detected via health features on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Evidation, a health tech startup, is also involved in the...

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