FDA launches nationwide allergen survey to help determine what causes irritation and reactions

Survey will provide insight into products consumers have reacted to on the US marketplace

The US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aiming to conduct a national web-based consumer survey about allergens in cosmetics. 

“Gathering information about consumer experiences with cosmetic products, especially adverse reactions such as irritated skin or an allergic reaction, is critical to the FDA’s ability to effectively conduct surveillance and oversight of these products in the US marketplace,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. 

The FDA conducted a similar survey in 1975, the organisation told Cosmetics Business News.

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