Preliminary Opinion on Colloidal Silver (Nano)

The European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) announced on March 20, 2018, that its preliminary opinion on colloidal silver (nano) is available for comment.  According to the preliminary opinion, the EC received 63 notifications of cosmetic products containing colloidal silver in nano form.  According to the applicants, the ingredient is used in nano uncoated form both in leave-on and rinse-off oral cosmetics products, including toothpastes and skin care products, with a maximum reported concentration limit of one percent and certain specifications.  The EC asked SCCS for its opinion on the safety of the nanomaterial colloidal silver as used in the notified products, taking into account reasonably foreseeable exposure conditions. 



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