Category Archives: Cosmetic

UV Filter Under Suspicion

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), has expressed concern about the safety of a UV filter, methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate, in cosmetics. The members of the committee admit that the genotoxic potential of the substance cannot be ruled … Continue reading

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Spread of Titanium Dioxide in the Body

Scientists at the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the scientific service of the European Commission, have studied rats to determine how nanoparticles of titanium dioxide spread throughout the human body. The team led by Prof. Wolfgang Kreyling of the Helmholtz Institute … Continue reading

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Germany Lowers Limits for Heavy Metals in Cosmetics

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety in Germany (Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit: BVL) has reduced the permissible limits in cosmetics for lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and antimony. The five heavy metals along with antimony and mercury … Continue reading

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EU Commission Forbids Additional CMR Substances in Cosmetics

The EU Commission has published the Draft of the Commission Regulation and will amend Annex II (Black List) of the Cosmetics Regulation to include nine CMR substances of Category 1 (known to be or suspected of being carcinogenic in humans): … Continue reading

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ECHA: Titanium Dioxide Carcinogenic When Inhaled

The Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the ECHA has suggested that titanium dioxide be classified in hazard category 2 and sent its recommendation to the EU Commission, which must now decide on a regulatory response. A decision is expected in … Continue reading

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Talcum Power: U.S. Court Finds Against Johnson & Johnson

A U.S. court has found in favor of a 62-year-old woman from Virginia and ordered the Johnson & Johnson company to pay $US110 million. A supplier, Imerys Talc North America, must also pay a fine of $104,000. The woman sued … Continue reading

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EU Publishes Checklists on Cosmetic Ingredients

The EU Commission has published checklists for companies that want to market cosmetics and that must supply information to the EU before doing so, as part of the notification process. The lists help companies and managers of the safety inspection … Continue reading

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