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Benzophenone-4: final Opinion finale du of the SCCS

Benzophenone-4 : Opinion finale du CSSC

Following the mandate given by the European Commission to the SCCS, in the framework of the evaluation of ingredients listed as endocrine disruptors, the Scientific Committee has just published its final Opinion on the safety of Benzophenone-4.

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Benzophenone-4 (CAS No.4065-45-6, EC No.223-772-2) is currently regulated as a UV-filter in sunscreen products in a concentration up to 5 % (Annex VI/22 to European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009).
During the call for data on substances suspected of having endocrine disrupting activity, stakeholders submitted scientific evidence demonstrating the safety of the substance.
The SCCS published its preliminary Opinion in December 2023.

Pour le background complet, voir les articles
Benzophenone-4, Benzophenone-1, Triphenyl phosphate : demandes d’Opinions au CSSC, CosmeticOBS, 24 avril 2023
Benzophenone-4 : Opinion préliminaire du CSSC, CosmeticOBS, 2 janvier 2024

For an exhaustive background information, see the articles
Benzophenone-4, Benzophenone-1, Triphenyl Phosphate: requests for Opinions to the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 24 April 2023
Benzophenone-4: preliminary Opinion of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 2 janvier 2024

This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of eight weeks after its initial publication (from 15 December to 16 February 2024). Comments received during this period were considered by the SCCS.
For this Opinion, main changes occurred in the following section: 3.3.2, 3.5 as well as related sections of the discussion part and responses to questions 1 and 2 in the conclusion part.

Final Opinion

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