European Commission asks for scientific advice on safety of nanomaterials used in cosmetics
14 February 2020
The European Commission has requested the SCCS for advice on the safety of nanomaterials used in cosmetics to establish a priority list for risk assessment and to assess if a potential risk can be identified.

Nanomaterials and health


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Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.



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Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.


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Nanosafety Training School: from Basic Science to Risk Governance
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