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Title: Cosmetics and Dye
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Cosmetics- Microbial contamination of cosmetic products is a concern to industry and regulatory agencies. Moreover, it constitutes a threat to consumer safety, as well as the marketing image of cosmetics.The quest for safety is of utmost importance, since cosmetics are used foraesthetic reasons and should carry a low health risk to the consumer.

Dye- The woody shrub, Firebush, Hamelia patens Jacq. is grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. It bears attractive orange-red tubular flowers during rainy season. The leaves of the tree contain a dye and are not used for any other purpose.
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Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.2(4) [July-August 2003]

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