Health Canada are reporting that L’Oréal have recalled their Ideal Moisture Dry and Sensitive Day Cream, with the lot number 20K609. They say: “The recalled lot of cream contains the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) at a concentration exceeding the current limit set out… Read more
I was emailed recently by Annali Lowdon, who has started this petition to ban the use of air fresheners in public places. As she says: “The use of air fresheners in public spaces has become increasingly widespread. The health of the… Read more
It’s easy to assume that any brand proclaiming its ‘natural’ qualities will be free from methylisothiazolinone (MI) and related preservatives, but that may not be the case. Canadian household cleaning brand Nellie’s All-Natural arguably goes further with that ‘All’ –… Read more
In the UK, The Allergy and FreeFrom Show has been a regular fixture on the allergy calendar for many years – with smaller shows in Liverpool and now Glasgow supplementing the well-established and larger London event, which takes place in July at Olympia…. Read more
In our last blog, we summarised the recent final opinion from the SCCS on MI. Among the points they made, one was that in their view, there is insufficient evidence for the “… safe use of MI as a preservative in leave-on hair cosmetic… Read more
An anticipated final opinion from the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) on Methylisothiazolinone (MI) was published a few weeks ago. This final opinion (SCCS/1557/15) followed on from a previous one (SCCS/1521/13) and reiterated previously raised concerns. Key points from the… Read more
There was an interesting article in the BBC Magazine last week – “Is there a danger from scented products?“ The idea that fragrances in the form of fragrance allergens could be harming us is not new. EU Cosmetics are required to… Read more
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