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Hydroxyapatite (nano)


1306-06-5 / 12167-74-7

Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?

Expected to be banned


Other observations

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
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