Cosmetics (Consumer Protection)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd August 1978.

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Photo of Mrs Joyce Butler Mrs Joyce Butler , Haringey Wood Green 12:00 am, 3rd August 1978

My argument is that if one ingredient become suspect, or if a consumer has an allergy to an ingredient, the consumer can immediately pick it out if there is the listing of ingredients. That was the position with hexachloroethane. Everybody now knows that name. When people see it on a product, they understand what is meant. It is not necessary to know how to pronounce an ingredient to know whether it is dangerous.