Public consultation begins on SCCS scientific advice on safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics


The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) began a public consultation on October 5, 2020, on a preliminary opinion entitled Scientific Advice on the Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics. The EC requested that SCCS determine the nanomaterials, as published in the 2019 catalogue of nanomaterials, for which specific concerns can be identified and justified to establish a priority list of nanomaterials for risk assessment (Article 16(4) Reg.1223/2009). The EC asked that SCCS provide a description of the specific concerns that have been identified.

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Nano and other emerging technologies blog, 7 October 2020