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March 7th, 2008
Current risk assessment methods are inadequate and should be replaced by a case by case approach to evaluating the safety of nanotechnology in cosmetics, according an EU scientific committee.
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) studied the use of nanotechnology in cosmetics after the UK's Royal Society & Royal Academy of Engineering concluded that nanomaterials should be treated as new chemicals from a risk assessment point of view.
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