SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products of 7 October 2020 | Copper, Gold, Platinum, Hydroxyapatite


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The minutes of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) WG on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products contain the following:

2.1. New mandates

 Draft mandate on HAA299 nano II (UV filter Bis-(Diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl Benzoyl) Piperazine (nano)). Adopted by the WG. New mandate will be presented at the next SCCS plenary meeting for adoption by the SCCS. 2.3.

2.2 Draft opinions discussed

● Preliminary ‘Scientific advice on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetics’ has been adopted by the SCCS by written procedure on 5 October and published for commenting period (open for comments until 2 November): https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/opinions_en

● Opinion on Hydroxyapatite (nano) – submission II. Opinion was discussed and will be finalised for adoption at the next SCCS plenary meeting. PAGE2

● Opinion on Copper (nano) and Colloidal Copper (nano). Opinion was discussed and will be finalised for adoption at the next SCCS plenary meeting.

● Opinion on Gold/colloidal gold and surface modified gold. Deadline for the Applicants to reply to the SCCS was 30 June 2020. New data are expected from the Applicants at later date as laboratories were closed due to COVID pandemic. Legal deadline to draft the scientific opinion is therefore prolonged by the end of October. Opinion will be further discussed at the next meeting.

● Opinion on Platinum/colloidal platinum. A letter to the Applicants requesting further information was sent. Deadline to reply was set to 15 October 2020.

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