FDA bans lead acetate in hair dyes
On October 30, 2018, the FDA has banned the use of lead acetate as a dye for hair dyes. This dye was used in the so-called Progressive Hair Dye, which are coloring the hair by deposition and subsequent reaction with the hair proteins.
This prohibition is the result of a request for color additive submitted on February 24, 2017 to the FDA by a large group of health and environmental organizations, namely Environmental Defense Fund, Earthjustice, Environmental Working Group, Center for Environmental Health, Healthy Homes Collaborative, Health Justice Project of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Breast Cancer Fund, Improving Kids’ Environment, Consumers Union, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumer Federation of America, Learning Disabilities Association, Maricel Maffini, and Howard Mielke
With this prohibition, the possibility of using lead derivatives in cosmetics in the USA is eliminated, since this component and application was the only exemption that was still allowed, such as the use of lead derivatives in cosmetics. In Europe, lead and its salts are prohibited for any use in cosmetic products.
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