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Cosmetics 2016, 3(2), 20; doi:10.3390/cosmetics3020020

An Overview of Trials´Accreditation and Recognition of Brazilian Tests Used for the Safety Evaluation of Cosmetic Products

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), General Coordination for Accreditation, Av. Nossa Senhora das Graças, 50, Prédio 20—Térreo, Duque de Caxias, Xerém, RJ, Duque de Caxias, CEP 25250-020, Brazil
Academic Editors: Lidia Sautebin and Immacolata Caputo
Received: 8 April 2016 / Revised: 8 June 2016 / Accepted: 13 June 2016 / Published: 21 June 2016
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For some time, Brazil has been appointed as one of the greatest consumers of cosmetic products in the world. Although cosmetics may seem harmless, destined exclusively to enhance personal appearance or to clean and protect the skin, hair and nails, new studies and events are highlighting the need to evaluate the safety of such products. The present work interrelated the lifecycle of a cosmetic product with the safety trials and tests applicable to some cycle phases. From this information, a survey was made of accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB) and test facilities recognized by the General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE) which are competent respectively to carry out safety trials and tests of cosmetics. Twenty five competent laboratories were identified to carry out chemical and/or biological trials of cosmetics, according to the legislation ABNT ISO IEC 17025:2005, and 10 test facilities recognized by the Compliance Monitoring Program that can carry out tests of the development of a product for register purposes, aiming at human health and safety. It is interesting to notice that Brazil has accredited laboratories to carry out trials that are critical for the health of the population, such as the levels of heavy metals and the presence of pathogens. On the other hand, CGCRE does not have a program to recognize safety clinical trials. The importance of this kind of study is understood, considering the world history of adverse reactions and the great consumption of cosmetics in the country. View Full-Text
Keywords: safety; cosmetics; accreditation; trials; recognition tests; clinical trials safety; cosmetics; accreditation; trials; recognition tests; clinical trials
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dos Santos Almeida, L. An Overview of Trials´Accreditation and Recognition of Brazilian Tests Used for the Safety Evaluation of Cosmetic Products. Cosmetics 2016, 3, 20.

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