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Type: Artigo
Title: The role of nanomaterials in cosmetics: national and international legislative aspects
Author: Melo, Adriana
Amadeu, Marcela Seragiotto
Lancellotti, Marcelo
Hollanda, Luciana Maria de
Machado, Daisy
Abstract: Nanotechnology is currently one of the fastest growing scientific fields. The products of this science have become part of our everyday lives. However, to date, regulatory agencies have not yet established a single definition for nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Therefore, each country has its own definitions and legislation to control products containing nanomaterials. Being relatively new materials, there are no long-term studies showing their impact on human health and the environment. Consequently, countries control the amount of nanomaterials present in cosmetics, allowing the end consumer to choose which cosmetic to use, by choosing products with or without nanomaterials. Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to identify the most used nanomaterials in cosmetics and verify whether these formulations are in accordance with the laws in force in the United States, the European Union and Brazil, thereby determining if the cosmetics on the market are in line with the existing laws in these three economic powers. This study is unique and will contribute to furthering the discussion on existing laws pertinent to the use of nanotechnology in cosmetics
Subject: Nanotecnologia
Country: Brasil
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Química
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5935/0100-4042.20150042
Date Issue: 2015
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