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Recent Scientific Findings on Triphenyl Phosphate Raises Safety Concerns

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March 27, 2024 – Luxembourg: The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has recently released a preliminary opinion on the safety of Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) when used as a plasticiser in nail products. The committee, after evaluating extensive data, was unable to conclude on the safety of TPP due to its potential genotoxicity.

TPP, commonly used in nail polishes to enhance flexibility and durability, has been under scrutiny for its possible health impacts. The SCCS specifically examined whether TPP concentrations up to a maximum of 5% are safe in nail products. The findings highlight significant uncertainties regarding the genotoxic potential of TPP, implying that it might damage genetic information within a cell causing mutations.

Despite the absence of conclusive data on environmental safety in the current assessment, the committee has stressed the need for further investigation to fully establish the compound's safety profile, especially concerning its endocrine disrupting properties.


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