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EU Eyeing Carcinogen Tag For Titanium Dioxide Under CLP Reg; Why It Matters For Cosmetics

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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TiO2's nano-form use in spray sunscreens is already prohibited in the EU under the Cosmetics Regulation, but broader restrictions potentially extending to other cosmetic categories could be imposed down the line following a proposal from ECHA's Committee for Risk Assessment that the ingredient be CLP-classified as a suspected carcinogen when inhaled. There are also potential ramifications stateside to consider.

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