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Health Canada has proposed changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. This proposal aims to inform the industry on substances that Health Canada is currently reviewing and that may be added to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Hotlist).

The proposal includes the following:

  • expanding the prohibited listing for chloramine T to include “related compounds” that “are currently prohibited under the sulfonamides entry”;
  • expanding the ban on oleandrin to include nerium oleander, its extracts and glycosides;
  • amending the restrictions on boric acid to bar its use in “products for use on or around mucous membranes” and in those intended for children; and
  • altering restrictions on the use of methylisothiazolinone in leave-on products due to “risk of sensitization.”

The final text will be released approximately five months after the end of the consultation. The final revised Hotlist will be posted on the Consumer Product Safety section of the Canada​.ca website, and a Notice of Decision will be sent to stakeholders.

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