New Poster: Principles for the safety evaluation of cosmetic powders

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Although the consumer exposure to the vast majority of cosmetic products is limited to dermal contact, additional considerations with regards to potential inhalation exposure from some cosmetics, such as sprays and powders, may be needed for a robust and reliable safety assessment. To get a full understanding of the exposure to airborne particles/droplets during product application, sufficient data on their diameter and typical doses are key. The focus of this poster is on the determination of inhalation exposure to solids, and the derivation of safe exposure levels for cosmetic powder products. In general, the principles of powder safety assessment are the same as those for published recently for spray products and is primarily focused around the tiered approach to inhalation exposure assessment, however, the poster describes some special considerations and additional approaches that may be required for cosmetic powders.

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