Parabens declared safe for use by EU

In case you were curious, the EU is in the process of updating its regulations regarding the use of parabens in cosmetics. According to the new rules, parabens will continue to be allowed at specific use levels.

1. Methylparaben and Ethylparaben can be used at a maximum concentration of 0.4%

2. Butylparaben and Propylparaben are allowed at a use level of 0.19%

Some other parabens that were not used in cosmetics have been banned.

Now, I wonder how consumer groups who point to the EU as a good model for cosmetic regulations will react. Will they finally agree that parabens are safe for use? Or will they reject the findings of European scientists too?

Incidentally, it’s tough to keep up with the latest goings on in the world of cosmetic regulations. I find things like Twitter, Google Alerts, and RSS feeds useful.

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