Personal hygiene is the guarantee of health of each person. Personal hygiene includes sanitary rules for care of the body, mouth, compliance with intimate hygiene, and also use of footwear, linen, clothes, being one of the most important components of hygiene at home and in public places. Properly selected personal care products are the first step to health maintaining.
Personal hygiene items usually include:
- Paper toilet towels and tissues for face, towels or diapers, and other types of paper for household or sanitary-hygiene purposes;
- Handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, napkins, diapers, tampons, bedsheets and similar household or medical devices;
- Women's sanitary napkins and tampons, diapers and napkins for babies and similar sanitary articles of cotton wool;
- Diapers, disposable diapers, linen (disposable) for adults, etc.;
- Women’s sanitary napkins, tampons, nursing pads, etc.;
- Sanitary and cosmetic towels (with and without impregnation);
- Paper serving towels, towels (disposable), handkerchiefs (disposable), toilet paper (single-and multi-layer), etc.;
- Hygienic cotton (medical), cosmetic cotton balls, tampons, pads, cotton swabs, etc.
- Hygiene products of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber, with fittings of hard rubber or without them; different types of teats and similar products for children.
According to the Customs Union Agreement on Sanitary Measures and the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.06.2004 № 322 “On Approval of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare”, personal care products subject to obligatory state registration.
Certificate of state registration is a documented evidence of safety of a product for personal hygiene and its compliance with the Uniform sanitary-epidemiological and hygienic requirements for the goods subject to sanitary surveillance (control) in the territory of Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union.
The function of the state registration of personal hygiene items is carried out by the territorial agencies of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor).
The whole process of state registration involves several steps:
- Expertise of the documents provided for state registration of product (in accordance with the type of product);
- Expertise of the results of research and trials;
- The decision to issue or refuse to issue a certificate of state registration
- In the case of a positive decision to issue a certificate of state registration of the product – entering the information about the product and its manufacturer into the Register of products that passed the state registration;
- Issuance of certificate of state registration.