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This section aims to answer to some of the most common questions about the chemicals in your everyday products, with information from the cosmetics industry as well as contributions from experts from other industries. Here is what the Royal Society of Chemistry has to say about this new initiative:
“The Royal Society of Chemistry is an independent learned and professional body that promotes the science of chemistry. The RSC puts considerable effort into raising awareness about the contribution of chemicals and chemistry in improving human health and protecting the environment.
The risks posed by chemicals are not always well communicated and can sometimes be misunderstood by the wider public. The Society considers that some of the concerns people have about chemicals are, indeed, well founded. However, the risks from chemicals can be adequately controlled through good practice and design, and this remains the challenge for the sector as new products and services are introduced.
It is hoped that this initiative by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association will reduce some of the confusion about chemicals so that people can make better informed decisions and choices in their daily lives with regard to the safe use of chemicals and products derived from them. The Society welcomes this initiative by CTPA in promoting awareness and understanding about chemicals by addressing common misconceptions about chemicals."
Dr Richard Pike
Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry
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Around one in six parents worries that chemicals can be more easily absorbed through young skin.
YouGov survey April 2009