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Hydroxyapatite (nano)


1306-06-5 / 12167-74-7

Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?




Other observations

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
15/03/2024 01/02/2025 - 01/11/2025 Restricted in cosmetic products: (a) Up to 10% in toothpaste (b) Up to 0,465% in mouthwash. Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user’s lungs by inhalation. Deadlines: 1 February 2025 for placing on the market and 1 November 2025 for making available on the market Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/858 EC New ban and restrictions for certain nanomaterials for use in cosmetics
23/05/2023 NA Hydroxyapatite (nano) will be added to Annex III of the EU Cosmetics Regulation and its use will be restricted according to the latest conclusions of the SCCS WTO Notification G/TBT/N/EU/872/Rev.1 WTO
21-22/03/2023 NA The SCCS considers Hydroxyapatite (nano) as safe when used at concentrations up to 10% in toothpaste, and up to 0.465% in mouthwash. The Opinion is not applicable to sprayable products that might lead to exposure of the consumer’s lungs to nanoparticles by inhalation SCCS Final Opinion on Hydroxyapatite (nano) SCCS
11/02/2022 NA It is included in the list of nanomaterials that will be banned in cosmetic products according to the draft Regulation notified to the WTO WTO Notification G/TBT/N/EU/872 WTO 12 nano-ingredients to be banned in 2022