From morning until night—styling our hair for work to showering before bed—Americans depend upon personal care products. Most are safe, but some may cause problems, and that’s when FDA gets involved. FDA collects information about consumers’ adverse events for products it regulates. These reports are important to our understanding of the effects of cosmetics on public health.
FDA hosted a webinar, “Cosmetic Adverse Event Reporting," Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. ET. Interdisciplinary Scientist Wendy Good and Policy Fellow Jon Hicks, of FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors, provided information on how FDA regulates cosmetics and monitors their safety, ways to reduce risks to consumers, how to report a bad reaction to a cosmetic, and how this information helps FDA in its public health mission. They also talked about steps consumers can take to minimize the chances of having a bad reaction to a cosmetic.
You can download slides of the presentation here: Cosmetic Adverse Event Reporting (PDF 938 KB)
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