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Substancje konserwujące stosowane w przemyśle kosmetycznym
Preservative substances used in the cosmetic industry

Author(s): Katarzyna Miranowicz-Dzierżawska
Subject(s): Other, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
Keywords: cosmetics: preservatives: legal regulations: adverse effects

Summary/Abstract: One of the problems of the modern cosmetic industry consists in the need to ensure the required microbiological purity of cosmetics, and consequently the need to include preservatives in cosmetic formulas. The article discusses the most commonly used preservatives and mechanisms of their action; it lists the requirements for the limits of microbiological contamination of cosmetics, as well as the legal provision on preservatives in cosmetics. It also reports on the adverse effects of preservatives, which may pose a hazard not only to worker involved in manufacturing cosmetics , but also to their users, which means practically the whole population.

  • Issue Year: 554/2017
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 16-20
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish