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SAFER PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43ES025075-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43ES025075
Amount: $150,955.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIEHS
Solicitation Number: PA14-071
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
11212 Metric Blvd.
AUSTIN, TX 78758-4170
United States
DUNS: 933351780
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 CATHY YANG
 (512) 339-0550
 czyang@certichem.com
Business Contact
 CATHY YANG
Phone: (512) 339-0550
Email: czyang@certichem.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

? DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Personal care products (PCPs) are non-prescription products applied to the body (e.g., hair colorants, shampoos, conditioners, skin lotions, deodorants, suntan lotions, lipstick, makeups, nail polishes, etc.). Daily, the average consumer uses 10 cosmetic products, totaling 126 ingredients, most not listed on the label. Peer- reviewed papers report that ingestion or absorption of chemicals having estrogenic and/or androgenic activity (EA**/AnA**) by mammals (including humans) can possibly cause various adverse health effects including uterine dysfunction, higher rates of some cancers, reduced sperm count, and abnormal brain maturation, disorders of attention, motivation, emotion, cognitive development, and changes inaggressive behavior and sexual orientation. These adverse effects may sometimes occur at very low (picomolar to nanomolar) concentrations, especially on fetal or developing mammals. CertiChem's (CCi's) peer-reviewed papers and preliminary data show that P

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