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Zinc Pyrithione: Final Opinion of the SCCS

Zinc pyrithione : Opinion finale du CSSC

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of Zinc Pyrithione as an anti-dandruff. It was adopted at the plenary meeting on 3 and 4 March 2020, after the end of the comment period following its initial publication and review by the Scientific Committee.

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On 14 September 2018, ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) adopted an opinion proposing harmonised classification and labelling at EU level of Zinc Pyrithione as a CMR 1B substance under Regulation (EC) No.1272/20081.
According to Article 15(2) of the Cosmetics Regulation, the use in cosmetic products of substances classified as CMR substances, of category 1A or 1B shall be prohibited unless exempted by way of exception.
In April 2019, a safety dossier on ZPT was submitted by Cosmetics Europe to demonstrate the safety of the ingredient as an anti-dandruff in rinse-off hair products.
The SCCS published its Opinion in December 2019.

For an exhaustive background information, see the articles
Zinc Pyrithione : request for the Opinion of SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 20 May 2019
Zinc Pyrithione: Opinion of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 23 December 2019

This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of a minimum eight weeks after its initial publication (from 16 December 2019 until 17 February 2020).
Comments received during this time were considered by the SCCS.
For this Opinion, some changes occurred, in particular in sections 3, 3-3.1.3, 3-4 and relevant discussion parts.

The final Opinion

1. In view of the conditions laid out …

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