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Self-testing for contact sensitization to hair dye

Coiffure EU and UNI Europa, Social Partners in Personal Services Social Dialogue’s Committee, send a letter to Commissioner Bienkowska in order to express our strong concern on “Self-testing for contact sensitization to hair dyes”.

Both organizations  are convinced that the responsibility of the manufacturer cannot be shifted to the individual hairdressers.  Both social partners share the scientific considerations and clinical concerns of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) and other European Scientific Committees, whose arguments are detailed in the enclosed joint position.

Coiffure EU and UNI Europa kindly ask the responsible services of the European Commission to confirm receipt of the joint position and indicate the actions of follow-up regarding the arguments and requests concerning the skin testing method brought forward by the social partners.