49th Amendment to the International Fragrance Association Code of Practice

49th Amendment to the International Fragrance Association Code of Practice

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) have recently released the 49th amendment to their Code of Practice, the largest update in years. IFRA has been promoting the safety of fragrances in products since 1973. The self-regulating body has been promoting safety...

Health Canada takes Action on Talc

What is a risk assessment of a chemical substance? A risk assessment is an integral part of maintaining both the health of Canadians and the environment. Risk assessments are executed by Environment and Climate Change Canada under the CEPA (Canadian Environmental...

Cosmetovigilance: Safety in Cosmetics

What is Cosmetovigilance? Cosmetovigilance can be described as the careful post-market surveillance of cosmetic products after they have been made available to consumers.  More simply put it can be defined as monitoring cosmetic safety.  Similarly to the concept of...

Pharmacovigilance: Safety in Drugs

What is Pharmacovigilance? Pharmacovigilance is defined by the World Health Organization as “the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem”. In simpler terms,...