Archives for 2014

Labeling ‘nano’ products

Labeling ‘nano’ products – ‘mega’ problem – by Emilia Izak | Nanosafety Regulation, Scientific Challenges http://www.nanotoes.eu/nanosafety-regulation/labeling-nano-products-mega-problem.html

Does the law deal with nano in cosmetics and toiletries?

Does the law deal with nano in cosmetics and toiletries? http://www.nanoandme.org/regulation/cosmetics-and-the-law/

Warning over ‘epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products

Warning over ‘epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10164452/Warning-over-epidemic-of-skin-allergies-from-chemical-in-cosmetics-and-household-products.html

Entrepreneurs create effective method against bee harming pest

A group of entrepreneurs in Veracruz have designed a “smart” system to contain larvae growth of the mite Varroa destructor among the bee population, which reduces the production of honey by as much as 50 percent when it invades the hives http://phys.org/news/2014-11-entrepreneurs-effective-method-bee-pest.html

Meeting document of the FDA Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Briefing Document for a Meeting of the Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Healthcare Antiseptic Ingredients Ref the previous post of particuler interest the table of appensices: Summary of safety data available for consideration B1 Alcohol (ethanol) 25 B2 Benzalkonium chloride 33 B3 Benzethonium chloride 38 B4 Chloroxylenol (PCMX) 42 B5 Hexylresorcinol […]

Update on Triclosan

The ‘dirty’ side of soap: Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141117154612.htm

Entering the Nano Era

The article author stares: “From electronics to photonics, information storage, communication, catalysis, energy, medicine, homeland security environment protection, cosmetics, and even building construction, every one of them could benefit from nanomaterials,” Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-nano-era.html#jCp http://phys.org/news/2014-11-nano-era.html See also: Cosmetics containing nanomaterials http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/archive/sectors/cosmetics/cosmetic-products/nanomaterials/index_en.htm

Research helps steer mites from bees

A Simon Fraser University chemistry professor has found a way to sway mites from their damaging effects on bees that care and feed the all-important queen bee: http://www.sfu.ca/pamr/media-releases/2014/research-helps-steer-mites-from-bees.html

A novel method for portable detection of potent drugs known as ‘bath salts’

Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as “bath salts” — which really aren’t meant for your daily bath — are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are developing a novel method that could be the basis […]

A Mexican plant could lend the perfume industry more green credibility

The mere whiff of a dreamy perfume can help conjure new feelings or stir a longing for the past. But the creation of these alluring scents, from the high-end to the commonplace, can also incur an environmental toll. That could change as scientists, reporting in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, examine a more sustainable […]

Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

Organic and speciality crop growers are trying to make a living off the rising consumer interest in locally grown and organic foods. But the smaller farms are often islands surrounded by a sea of conventionally grown crops that get sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Pesticide drift is a serious concern for them, and they’ve come up […]

Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules

The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins. http://phys.org/news/2014-09-lavender-farmers-rebel-eu-chemical.html

Email to UEAPME

A copy of the email we sent in October 2013 that obviously wasn’t worthy of a response: From: Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers [mailto:info@gcstm.co.uk] Sent: 15 October 2013 15:52 To: ‘info@ueapme.com’ Subject: Craft soap and toiletry makers Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to introduce the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry […]

York-led network releases first oil palm policy report

York-led network releases first oil palm policy report (Published on 8 July 2014) A knowledge exchange network led by the University of York, which aims to increase the use of scientific evidence to guide oil palm policy, has produced its first science for policy report. The report – ‘Change in carbon stocks arising from land-use conversion […]

National Awareness Campaign Leaftlet

Published as part of our National awareness campaign – August 2013 Hand crafted soaps and toiletries are very popular, but how do you know if they are safe or legal? The manufacture and sale of soaps and toiletry products must comply with the Cosmetic Products Safety Regulations. This applies to ALL cosmetic products supplied in the UK […]