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Butylphenyl Methylpropional: Final Opinion finale of the SCCS

Butylphenyl methylpropional : Opinion finale du CSSC

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the fragrance ingredient Butylphenyl Methylpropional. It has been adopted by written procedure on 10 May 2019, after the end of the commenting period following its initial publication, and the consideration of comments received by the Scientific Committee.

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Background

The substance 2-(4-tert-Butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde (BMHCA, Lysmeral) CAS No. 80-54-6 with INCI name Butylphenyl Methylpropional is a fragrance ingredient used in many compounds for cosmetic products as well as in non-cosmetic products.
In an Opinion of 2015 (SCCS/1540/14), revised on 16 March 2016, the SCCS conclude that its use was not safe at concentration limits set up by IFRA, and that no firm conclusion could be drawn on its mutagenicity.
In March 2017, IFRA submitted a new safety aimed to defend its use, including includes a revised proposal for maximum use levels.

This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of a minimum eight weeks after its initial publication (from 20 December 2017 until 19 February …

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