Deregulation of Bulk Industrial Chemicals Used as Raw Materials in Cosmetic Products and Household Products Considered as Urban Hazardous Substances

A cosmetic product is intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of human body or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity, with a view exclusively or mainly of cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odor, and/or protecting them, and Household/Urban Hazardous Substance (HHUS) product falling under the definition of household/urban hazardous substances is any substance or mixture of substances intended for individual or limited purpose and which is toxic, corrosive, an irritant, a strong sensitizer, is flammable or combustible, or generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means, if such substance or mixture of substances may cause substantial injury or substantial illness during or as proximate result of any customary or reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children, but shall not include agricultural fertilizers, agricultural pesticides, and agricultural insecticides, and other economic poisons, radioactive substances, or substances intended for use as fuels, coolants, refrigerants and the like, require FDA approval and market authorization by virtue of Republic Act (RA) No. 9711 or the FDA Act of 2009.


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