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EC Requests Data on Nano Cosmetic Ingredients

April 20, 2015

The European Commission (EC) has requested comments on the following nano cosmetic ingredients:

  • Nano colloidal silver
  • Nano styrene/acrylates copolymer
  • Nano sodium styrene/acrylates copolymer

The Commission has received notifications of cosmetic products containing the aforementioned compounds and has concerns over potential toxicity because the data submitted by applicants “seems to be insufficient to carry out a full risk assessment.” It has specifically sought data on all toxicological endpoints and recommended concentration safe limits.

Data gathered will be used to guide requests for scientific opinions to the Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).

Deadline for submission of information has been set for June 30, 2015.


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