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March 07, 2007

Notes and News

  • The Nevada legislature is considering a bill that will require unlicensed alternative medicine practitioners, such as Aromatherapists, to declare that they are unlicensed, but in return exempts them from prosecution for practicing without a license.
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 20, 2007 - Things could get ugly for investors who ignore glaring health risks in the cosmetics industry, warns a new report from the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN), which represents 20 investment organizations with $22 billion in assets under management. A powerful convergence of forces - including shareholder resolutions, improved health risk information, European and U.S. regulatory changes and growing consumer pressure -- could drive sweeping changes in the U.S. personal care and cosmetics industry, with significant implications for investors, according to IEHN.
  • basenotes gives IFRA's Jean-Pierre Houri a chance to respond to Tony Burfield's anti-Amendment 40 article last month. It's not much of a response--appears to be a standard PR piece and doesn't engage any issues.
  • The Washington Post features an article on the buchu boom in South Africa, complete with poachers. Buchu (Agathosma spp.) is used to make artificial black current flavoring and also has medicinal uses.
  • Brian Lawrence weighs in on the Lavender/Tea Tree/Gynecomastia controversy concluding pretty much in line with other essential oil and aromatherapy experts already reporting here, stating, "the conclusions from the study are not substantive based on the tests performed."

Posted by Rob on March 7, 2007 in Notes and News | Permalink


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