Nanomaterials in cosmetics – The next priority of the Commission?

Since a number of new developments have taken place in the area of nanomaterial safety research, the EC Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has updated its Guidance in October 2019 to ensure compliance of nanomaterials intended for use as cosmetic ingredients under the current EU legislation (EC No 1223/2009). We have provided a summary […]
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Requirement of second species testing for evaluating developmental toxicity potential

Over the last decade, there has been ongoing debate on the regulatory requirement of a second-species testing requirement to identify developmental toxicity. A recent article by Braakhuis et al. (2019) has questioned the reproducibility of developmental toxicity results and the comparison approach using NOAELs. The current insight attempts to present the state-of-the-art information on the ongoing discussion.
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ECHA Public activities coordination tool

A new version of the Public activities coordination tool (PACT) has been integrated in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website. This searchable and customizable database now includes substances for which dossier evaluation is ongoing and registries of CLP/restriction/SVHC intentions.
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