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US trade deal ‘could flood Britain with toxic cosmetics’

Campaigners fear that EU rules banning dangerous chemicals will be relaxed to allow American companies into UK market

A UK trade deal with the US will see the relaxation of stringent laws prohibiting the use of dangerous ingredients in imported cosmetics, campaigners are warning.

Concerns about food that could be imported under a deal – in particular chicken washed with chlorine – have been widely aired. But so far little attention has been given to products made by other industries.

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