THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS RELEASED ITS LATEST DECISION ON THE DANGERS OF NANO TITANIUM DIOXIDE2018.04.28 10:27
On January 24, 2018, the European commission (EC) consumer safety science commission (SCCS) issued documents, announced for titanium dioxide (nano) as the application of ultraviolet (UV) filtering component security results eventually - still in doubt!
The eu has asked SCCS to solve the following problems:
1, according to data provided by means of SCCS in spray sunscreen and personal care products used as uv filtering agent, set the safety dosage of nanometer titanium dioxide concentrations up to 5.5% is reasonable?
2. Is there any further scientific evidence for the use of nano titanium dioxide as uv filter in sunscreen and personal care spray products?
SCCS examined the data submitted in July 2015, and draw the conclusion: for spray application in lung exposure may lead to consumers, the industry provided enough information to evaluate the safety of the use of nanometer titanium dioxide.
The final opinion also concluded that the materials submitted by the industry did not provide adequate toxicological assessments of the nanotitanium dioxide associated with the inhalation route.
In July 2013, SCCS published about as uv filters in sunscreen products used in the titanium dioxide agent, think is safe to use, use highest concentration of 25%, but the opinion does not include the spray type products.
In 2015, the commission received the latest information from industry, saying there was evidence to support the material's maximum safe use in spray products at 5.5 percent.
Since then, however, for the potential carcinogenicity through inhalation of titanium dioxide, in the eu by the strict censorship, especially in 2017, the Echa risk assessment committee (Rac) decide the matter under the CLP as inhaled class 2 carcinogens.
Although the eu "cosmetics regulations" article 15 prohibited in cosmetics use this kind of material, but the European cosmetics industry association has said that if the titanium dioxide is listed as carcinogens, will seek waiver opportunity.
Published the SCCS, according to the final opinion during the preliminary opinion of SCCS assessment by the applicant to submit a new submission, but SCCS, points out that the analysis shows that in the spray sunscreen and personal care products used for uv filtering agent, nanometer titanium dioxide security issues are still unresolved.
For already on the market contain nanometer titanium dioxide spray products, SCCS, warned that "the use requires careful evaluation to avoid the harmful impacts to consumers through inhalation lung contact the possibility of".
Earlier news showed that DSM, a unit of DSM, had filed a filing claiming it could support the use of titanium dioxide as a uv filter in a spray personal care product.