Labelling nano ingredients

Product labelling is the best way of informing people about whether cosmetic products contain nanoparticles.

Despite opposition from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, the EPA decided in 2012 that labelling is warranted because questions remain about the safety of nanoparticles.

As of July 2015 – two years after labelling will begin in Europe – cosmetic products with nanoingredients sold in New Zealand will have to be labelled. This is a welcome step. However, it will not cover all nanoingredients because the definition is limited in size and type, and there is still no independent safety testing.


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