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In France, 36 children died after being exposed to talc contaminated with hexachlorophene in 1972. This crisis, preceded a few months earlier in the United States by a warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a campaign carried out by the lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader marked a turning point with the installation of a regulation on the cosmetics. In the below article, Franck Canorel recalls the chronology of the events surrounding this issue in France and at European economic Community level. It is in french.

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