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April 1927

News and Comment

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;15(4):478. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02370280094006

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Model Cosmetic Bill.—  The Association of Dairy, Food and Drug Officials of the United States adopted a model cosmetic bill at their annual convention in Washington last October, which had been prepared by a committee authorized at the annual meeting in Denver. The bill is now being presented to the various state officials with the recommendation that it be introduced into the legislature. The object of the legislation is to regulate the distribution, sale and commercial use of cosmetics to prevent their adulteration or misbranding. Section 3 of the bill states that:"A cosmetic is adulterated within the meaning of this act if it contains any salt, compound or derivative of lead, arsenic, mercury, or of hydrofluoric acid, any free sodium or potassium hydroxide in excess of one-half of one per cent, any amine derived from coal-tar hydrocarbon, any methyl alcohol, or any other ingredient that renders its use injurious."

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