On November 2, 2020, the European Commission (EC) requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on the ultraviolet (UV) filter HAA299 (nano) (chemical name “2-(4-(2-(4-Diethylamino-2 hydroxy-benzoyl)-benzoyl)-piperazine-1-carbonyl)-phenyl)-(4-diethylamino-2-hydroxyphenyl)-methanone”). According to the EC’s request, the applicant seeks to assess the safety of HAA299 (nano) for use as a UV filter up to a maximum concentration of 10%. The EC asks SCCS:
In light of the data provided, does SCCS consider HAA299 (nano) safe when used as a UV filter in cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 10%;
In view of the previous SCCS opinion on HAA299 (SCCS/1533/14), which did not cover HAA299 composed of nanoparticles, does SCCS consider both non-nano and nano forms of HAA299 safe when used as UV filters in cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 10%;
In case SCCS finds HAA299 (nano) not safe, does it still uphold the conclusions of the SCCS/1533/14 opinion with regard to the safe use of HAA299 non-nano form; and
Does SCCS have any further scientific concerns on human health with regard to the use of HAA299 (nano) in cosmetic products.
The deadline for the scientific opinion is nine months.
Bergeson & Campbell PC, 11 November 2020