Survey on Health Hazards in Cosmetic Products

We at Consumer Education & Research Center (CERC) are working on a project on “Health Hazards in Cosmetic Products”.

As you may be aware, the Indian cosmetics Industry is estimated at Rs. 150 billion and is expected to grow at over 10% annually but the cosmetics industry as a whole has not kept pace with safety innovations due to a weak regulatory system that encourages ignorance about chemical hazards. There are various harmful chemicals present in cosmetics, of which several test findings have shown the presence of heavy metals. Moreover, cosmetics are used almost on a daily basis; hence even minute amounts of chemicals which are applied regularly will cause a cumulative effect.

We are conducting a research survey on cosmetics.  The objective of the survey is to analyze the general prevailing rules as well as to understand regulations concerning cosmetics safety in India. Survey will also reveal the present status of the level of awareness of the health hazards in the cosmetic products. It will also help us to understand the common consumer’s concern with respect to safety and a thorough understanding of the product safety issues for the cosmetic sector.

A gentle reminder to kindly respond to our earlier survey on cosmetic product safety.

This survey questionnaire (Part II) deals with specific categories of cosmetics under study; namely kajal, eyeliner, lipstick, hair dye and nail polish.

We would be obliged if you could send us your completed questionnaire latest by December 19, 2014.

Kindly find a questionnaire at the links given below.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

Anindita Mehta

DGM – Laboratory

Consumer Education & Research Center


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