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Monday, November 14, 2022SCCS

Triclosan and Triclocarban: final version of the Scientific Advice of the SCCS

Triclosan et Triclocarban : version finale de l'Avis scientifique du CSSC

Following the publication of a first list of 14 substances suspected of acting as endocrine disruptors to be assessed as a priority, and the subsequent call for data, the European Commission requested, in June 2021, the opinion of the SCCS on the safety of two of them: Triclocarban and Triclosan. The Scientific Committee has just published its final conclusions, which vary significantly from their preliminary version.

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Background

• Triclocarban is regulated as a preservative (entry 23 of Annex V) at a maximum concentration of 0.2%. Furthermore, it is restricted to rinse-off products at a maximum concentration of 1.5% (entry 100 of Annex III).
• Triclosan is regulated as a preservative (entry 25 of Annex V) in the following product types:
a) Toothpastes; Hand soaps; Body soaps/Shower gels; Deodorants (non-spray); Face powders and blemish concealers; Nail products for cleaning the fingernails and toenails before the application of artificial nail systems: at a maximum concentration of 0.3%; and
b) Mouthwashes: at a maximum concentration of 0.2%
The SCCS published the preliminary version of its Scientific Advice in March 2022.

For an exhaustive background information, see the articles
Triclosan / Triclocarban: Request for a scientific advice to the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 5 July 2021 • Triclosan and Triclocarban: Scientific Advice of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 4 April 2022

This Scientific Advice has exceptionally been subject to a commenting period of eight weeks after its initial publication (from 25 March to 27 May 2022). Comments received during this period were considered by the SCCS. Main changes of the content occurred in sections 3.2.1, 3.4.3.3, 3.4.3.8, 3.5.2.1, 3.5.2.2, 3.6 as …

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