Allergens listed in bold on all skin care products

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Allergens are listed in bold on food products because consuming them can cause serious reactions such as anaphylaxis. Allergens are not listed in bold on skin care products, skin care products can still cause severe reactions they can still be accidentally consumed.

By requiring companies to put allergens in bold you would be making it safer for people with severe allergies like my son. There are multiple names for different types of nuts and there are the names of the proteins in products which even though listed you wouldn't necessarily know was an allergen. For example casein and whey are both proteins of milk and should be avoided if you have a dairy allergy. Using these products with the allergens can still cause hives and sometimes anaphylaxis. It can be hidden in lip balm, suncream, eczema lotion and more. 

It's not realistic to expect people to know the names of every type of nut, the proteins in the nuts or dairy or the different names you can use for eggs. 

Requiring companies to list these in bold minimises the risk to you, your child and your loved ones.




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