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The European Commission (EC) is consulting on the draft regulation release to ban three fragrance allergens. The draft regulation is released as Draft Commission Regulation (EU) No?/? of XXX amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 12232009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.

The proposed regulation aims to ban the following fragrance allergens:

  • 3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC)
  • Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, 2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (atranol)
  • 3-Chloro-2,6-Dyhydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (chloroatranol)

The proposed regulation is based from the conclusion made by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) that these substances caused the highest number of contact allergies cases in past years.

A public consultation is open for this from January 5, 2017 to March 5, 2017.

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