Skip to comments.Cosmetics must list ingredients: Health Canada
Posted on 11/27/2004 8:44:20 AM PST by M. Espinola
OTTAWA Health Canada says cosmetic manufacturers will be required to list the ingredients of their products on labels within two years.
The cabinet approved the changes after 10 years of study.
Health Canada says consumers have lost hair, suffered serious swelling or sustained eye injuries.
It estimates cosmetics users suffer at least 900-thousand minor undesirable effects every year, but says only about 50 cases are reported to authorities.
The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, which represents manufacturers and marketers, welcomes the regulatory change.
It says consumers want to know what their cosmetics are made of.
The listing of ingredients is already the law in Europe and the U.S.