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EC's Non-Automatic Ban Policy For CMRs In Cosmetics 'Plainly Illegal' – NGOs

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According to the consumer umbrella organization BEUC, the European Commission changed its tune last year on whether carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances are automatically prohibited from use in cosmetics, taking a direction that compromises public safety and invites legal challenges. The EC maintains it has provided procedural and legal clarity while upholding the Cosmetics Regulation's general CMR ban.

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