This bulletin was brought to you by the Bureau Veritas Group concerning new limits on heavy metals in Canada

Health Canada has recently introduced new limits for heavy metal impurities in cosmetics.  Heavy metal impurity concentration in cosmetic products are seen to be technically avoidable when they exceed the following limits:

  • Lead: 10 ppm
  • Arsenic: 3 ppm
  • Cadmium: 3 ppm
  • Mercury: 3 ppm
  • Antimony: 5 ppm

For more information, the full bulletin, and links to the regulation please refer to the above link.