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EU bans the anti-dandruff ingredient zinc pyrithione

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The active ingredient zinc pyrithione, which can still be found in numerous anti-dandruff shampoos, is banned in cosmetics. This has been decided by the European Union, the ban will apply from March 2022. ÖKO-TEST has long criticized the problematic substance, which is suspected of damaging fertility.

Zinc pyrithione has been used for preservation or as an anti-dandruff ingredient in cosmetics for decades - and ÖKO-TEST has been criticizing the compound for decades. Now the European Union has finally decided to ban zinc pyrithione in cosmetics. It should be valid from March 1, 2022.

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