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Risk assessment on catalogue of nanomaterials



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Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
08/03/2021 N/A SCCS concluded there is a basis for concern that the use of colloidal silver (nano), nano beads of styrene/acrylate copolymer encapsulating other substances, synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) materials, as notified through CPNP for use in cosmetic products, can pose a health risk to the consumer. The SCCS will be ready to assess any evidence provided to support safe use of the material in cosmetic products. Scientific Advice on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics - Corrigendum - SCCS 1618/20 SCCS Nanomaterials in Cosmetics: latest updates from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety
06/10/2020 N/A The SCCS has performed a risk assessment of the catalogue of nanomaterials published last year, identifying specific concerns. The most scrutinized substances are Colloidal Silver (nano), Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (nano), Silica, hydrated silica, and silica surface modified with Alkyl Silycates (nano). . Some of the substances included in this Scientific Advice are being evaluated by the SCCS, so further updates and new opinions are expected. As such, special care is to be taken when evaluating nanomaterials included in cosmetic products.  Scientific Advice on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics - Preliminary opinion - SCCS 1618/20 SCCS