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European Commission opinion on colloidal silver (nano) in cosmetics open for comments

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has opened its preliminary opinion on colloidal silver (nano) used in cosmetics, for public commenting. The comments are due on 15 May 2018.

The SCCS is requested to give its opinion on the safety of the nanomaterial colloidal silver when used in cosmetic products including toothpastes and skin care products with a maximum reported concentration limit of 1%, taking into account reasonably foreseeable exposure conditions.

The drafted opinion states that due to several data gaps, the SCCS is not in the position to draw a conclusion on the safety of nanosilver when used in oral and dermal cosmetic products.

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on 37 Colloidal Silver (nano), 21 February 2018, SCCS/1596/2018

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