Detection of whitening agents in illegal cosmetics using attenuated total reflectance-infrared spectroscopy.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



Cosmetic products containing illegal whitening agents are still found on the European market. They represent a considerable risk to public health, since they are often characterised by severe side effects when used chronically. The detection of such products at customs is not always simple, due to misleading packaging and the existence of products containing only legal components. Therefore there is a need for easy to use equipment and techniques to perform an initial screening of samples. The use of attenuated total reflectance-infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy, combined with chemometrics, wa…

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