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FDA

Food and Drug Administration. A federal agency responsible for the safety evaluation of drugs, cosmetics, food additives, and medical devices. FDA regulates the labeling of cosmetics. For more information: www.cfsan.fda.gov

Fetus

The unborn offspring in the postembryonic period, after major structures have been outlined. In humans this occurs from 8-9 weeks after conception until birth.

Fibrosis

The formation of scar tissue in an organ, generally by replacement of functional organ cells by non-functional fibrous tissue.

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. A federal law, administered by the EPA, to evaluate and register pesticides.

Flash Point

Flash point is the lowest temperature at which a liquid can form an ignitable mixture in air near the surface of the liquid. The lower the flash point, the easier it is to ignite the material.

Form

Structure such as solid, liquid, aerosol etc.