A research letter – Has the epidemic of allergic contact dermatitis due to Methylisothiazolinone reached its peak? – written by over a dozen dermatologists based throughout the UK, has just been published in the British Journal of Dermatology, and it… Read more
If you recall the last time we reported on EU legislation regarding methylisothiazolinone (MI) (and methylchloroisothiazolinone – MCI) preservatives in cosmetics, earlier this year, we noted that the MI/MCI mix of preservation would be banned from leave-on cosmetics from 16th… 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
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
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