Wednesday, February 19, 2020Cosmetic regulations

CLP's 14th ATP: TiO2 officially classified as Carcinogen 2

14e ATP du CLP : le TiO2 officiellement classifié Cancérogène 2

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217, adopted on 4 October 2019, has just been published on 18 February 2020. It is the 14th ATP (Adaptation to technical and scientific progress) of the CLP Regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances). It covers a total of six ingredients that can be used in cosmetic products, including titanium dioxide, which therefore officially becomes a carcinogen category 2 by inhalation.

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Article updated on 25 February 2020, to take account of the Corrigendum published in the Official Journal of the European Union amending the date of application of this Regulation..

In its “Whereas”, the text of this Regulation recalls that the new provisions it contains are the consequence of proposals to introduce, update or delete harmonised classification and labelling of certain substances which have been submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Based on the opinions on those proposals issued by the Committee for Risk Assessment of the Agency (RAC), as well as on the comments received from the parties concerned, the harmonised classifications and labelling of several substances, six of which may be used in cosmetic products, have therefore been modified or added.

Titanium dioxyde

This new entry in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation (the list of harmonised classification and labelling of hazardous substances) results from the RAC opinion of 14 September 2017, which proposed to classify that substance as carcinogen category 2 by inhalation.
As titanium dioxide-induced lung carcinogenicity is associated with inhalation of respirable titanium dioxide particles, retention and poor solubility of the particles in the lung, the text defines respirable titanium dioxide particles : the …

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