Many companies use vague terms like preservative, colorant, base material, emulsifying agent, etc. instead of listing the specific chemicals they use. Without knowing the actual chemicals being used we, consumers, have no way to avoid harmful chemicals in our everyday use products. We have right to know what are the ingredients that we are actually using and make the most informed choices about the safest products.
We urge the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization and Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India to make tougher safety standards and better disclosure provisions in the governing laws and strengthen its implementation so that companies cannot find loopholes in the law and practice total transparency to safeguard the consumers.
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