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Safety of Plant Cosmetic Raw Materials

Sawicka, B.; Hameed, T.S.; Noaema, A. H.; Kiełtyka-Dadasiewicz, A.

The paper discusses the market of cosmetic raw materials of natural origin. Various legal and administrative regulations relating to the group of natural products in Europe and North America were shown, which ensure the safety of their use. One discussed the role of international organizations in supporting various continents and countries in unifying operations, whose aim is to maintain the security. Attention is paid to safety issues concerning natural products that are associated with the widespread and independent use of these products by consumers without consulting a doctor. Due to the differences in the legal systems, the same materials are used in some countries as cosmetic products, medicinal, while in others, they have the status of food and are used as dietary supplements. Attention was also paid to the inadequate mechanisms of the quality control and supervision of their use, which results in the appearance of the risks associated with their side effects.

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