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The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) classifies microbeads as “unsafe” for use in cosmetic products.
BSI made this announcement after the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released a document on May 16, 2017, entitled “Classification for cosmetic raw materials and adjuncts, Part 2: List of raw materials generally not recognized as safe for use in cosmetics.”
The document incorporates non-biodegradable polymeric microbeads in the banned list.
The document is open for comment until July 15, 2017.