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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella has been with The Rose Sheet for six years, covering the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues impacting the cosmetics world and turning them into stories that help The Rose Sheet’s readership stay abreast of current topics. Nardella has more than a decade of experience in journalism, and was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.
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Cosmetics Europe Addresses Calls For UN Global Animal-Testing Ban

"Five years on, animal testing for cosmetics is well and truly a thing of the past in the EU. The same cannot yet be said of the challenges the ban bequeathed to us," says Cosmetics Europe Director General John Chave in a blog post responding to calls for a United Nations convention to ban cosmetic animal testing worldwide.

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CIR To Hear From P&G Expert With Parabens Re-Review Pending

George Daston, Victor Mills Society research fellow at Procter & Gamble, will help the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel make sense of recently received developmental and reproductive toxicity (DART) findings as it proceeds with a re-review of parabens' safety.
Cosmetic Ingredients Consumer

Cosmetic VOCs Study: Implications Up In The Air, But Industry On Alert

Personal care and other volatile chemical products have replaced automobiles as the most "important" VOC emitters, according to a study published this month in Science. PCPC attorney Tom Myers expects California air-quality regulators to take notice and potentially pursue a crackdown in the cosmetics space.
Cosmetic Ingredients Regulation

US States Exploring Cosmetic Animal-Testing Bans With Federal Movement Stalled

California, New York and Hawaii are considering legislation that would ban the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals or containing animal-tested ingredients. State-level action could be the impetus needed to get Congress moving on the proposed Humane Cosmetics Act.
Legislation Animal Testing

House Bill Seeks Asbestos Warnings On Unverified Kids' Cosmetics With Talc

The Children’s Product Warning Label Act of 2018 would give parents "peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics they buy for their children are safe," says Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell. The bill would mandate labeled cancer warnings or accredited lab testing to verify that children's cosmetics are asbestos-free, lest the products be deemed misbranded.
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ICMAD Focuses On Education With Membership Up 26% In Five Years

Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors membership is up 26% since 2012, reflecting the trade group’s education offerings for members, program benefits and advocacy, according to President and CEO Pamela Busiek.

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