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GRTU has been informed of the following consultation concerning the proposed Legal Notice to ban and restrict certain ingredients used in cosmetic products – namely, Diethylene Glycol (DEG), Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (DEGBE), Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE), Vitamin K1 and Toluene.
DEG shall be banned for use in cosmetic products and its traces limit shall be fixed at 0.1 %.
The use of DEGBE and EGBE is not considered safe when the product is presented in aerosol/spray; this potential use should therefore be banned.
The use of phytonadione (Vitamin K1) in cosmetic products is not safe therefore the substance shall become banned.
Toluene is safe from the general toxicological point of view when present up to 25 % in nail products; however its inhalation by children should be avoided.
Please contact Abigail Mamo @ GRTU should you have any comments.
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