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WECF issues survey on over 340 baby cosmetics

The safety of cosmetic products for babies in France — including cleansing milks, lotions, shampoos and wipes — are called into question by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) in a study released recently in France.

Worried about everyday exposure of infants and children to potential chemicals of concern, WECF released the survey on 341 baby cosmetics. The outcome shows that baby cosmetics still contain too many ingredients of concern.

WECF surveyed 341 baby cosmetics products sold in French pharmacies, parapharmacies, supermarkets and organic shops, and assessed their ingredients based on labels. Experts classified ingredients or groups of ingredients into three categories: high risk, moderate risk and low or not identified risk. WECF found that three ingredients or ingredient families it considered high risk are in 299 of the products.

All tested baby cosmetics, including cleansing milks, lotions, shampoos and baby wipes, are sold on the French market in pharmacies, supermarkets and organic shops.

To read more about this survey, please click here.

Last updated on 19 February 2016

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