ClientEarth Files Complaint with EU Ombudsman over EC Catalogue of Nanomaterials Used in Cosmetic Products

On 31 July, 2017 ClientEarth announced that it filed a complaint with the European Union (EU) Ombudsman about the European Commission’s (EC) “unlawful handling of a long-delayed list of nano-chemicals in cosmetics.” On 15 June 2017, the EC published a catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products on the EU market. ClientEarth states that “[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][d]espite the lengthy delay, the list still does not let people identify which cosmetics contain potentially harmful nanomaterials, or assess the threat they may pose to human health.” ClientEarth calls on the EU Ombudsman — “an independent and impartial EU body” — to “open an investigation into these acts of maladministration and hold the Commission to account for frustrating consumers’ and civil society’s rights to know about the risks of products people use every day.”

Nano & Other Emerging Technologies Blog, 8 August 2017 ; http://nanotech.lawbc.com[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]