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December 7th, 2009

EU council adopts updated cosmetics regulation requiring labeling of nanoscale ingredients

Abstract:
The European Union (EU) Council approved an updated cosmetics regulation that would require cosmetic products that contain nanoscale ingredients to be labeled as such. The regulation would also require the manufacturers of new cosmetic products containing nanomaterials to notify the European Commission (EC) and provide certain information six months before the product is placed on the European market. If the EC has concerns regarding the safety of the nanomaterial, it would ask the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) to give its opinion. Manufacturers of products containing nanoscale ingredients already being sold in the EU also would have to notify the EC and submit safety data.

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