NCHR Comment to EPA Regarding Risk Evaluation Scoping Effort Under TSCA for Ten Chemical Substances

March 15, 2017. We strongly support efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve chemical review, as required by the 2016 Frank H. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. These first 10 chemical evaluations will set a precedent for future evaluations under this law. Therefore, it is imperative that the EPA adequately and appropriately evaluate these chemicals using sufficient, high quality information on harms, exposure, and conditions of use to evaluate the risks these chemicals pose to health.

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NCHR Comments on FDA Draft Guidance for Lead in Cosmetics

February 21, 2017. Although we support the FDA’s efforts to provide a recommended maximum level of lead as in impurity in cosmetic lip products and externally applied cosmetics, we reject the FDA’s rationale for the maximum level of 10 parts per million of lead in these products.

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