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Help for media
The CTPA is always happy to help journalists with background information, CTPA quotes and access to spokespeople, as appropriate, to inform about the science behind cosmetic and personal care products. Please direct your questions to [email protected] to gain detailed answers about cosmetic ingredient and product safety as well as a quote to use in your article as appropriate. Please provide a deadline and context for your question to help us respond as quickly as
possible. Unfortunately we are unable to provide information on specific brands or individual company policies.
For key regulatory news, the CTPA website contains public access information to help companies understand their legal obligations.
For generic questions about the cosmetics industry, the CTPA public website has a dedicated FAQs section which answers the questions that we receive most regularly.
Further sources of information
Sense About Science provides help to navigate occasionally difficult scientific research:
- 'Making Sense of Chemical Stories'
- 'I don't know what to believe'
- Making Sense of Statistics
- Making Sense of Uncertainty
Cancer Research UK science blog provides topical advice following media coverage and also offers very clear explanations of risk factors, understanding epidemiology studies and what the latest research may mean to people worried about cancer.
The National Health Service has a ‘Behind the Headlines’ section on its website where it examines and puts in context the major health news stories.