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DEA Cosmetics Use, Carcinogenicity Potential Explored In NTP Report

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Consumer exposure to diethanolamine appears to be widespread with dermal exposure to personal care products serving as the "most probable route," the National Toxicology Program states in a background draft document for the 11th "Report on Carcinogens.

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