The Nanotechnology Industries Association contributed to a public consultation on the Preliminary Opinion on the Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products, released by the EC’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) on the 19 June 2007.
The NIA’s response to the SCCP’s preliminary opinion highlights an inconsistency with a recent opinion published by the EC’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), entitled The appropriateness of the risk assessment methodology in accordance with the Technical Guidance Documents for new and existing substances for assessing the risks of nanomaterials. This report concludes that ‘the current methodologies described in the Technical Guidance Document are generally likely to be able to identify the hazards associated with the use of nanoparticles’. The NIA’s response gives evidence against the SCCP’s conclusion that it was 'unknown whether current regulatory tests are adequate or relevant for testing of nanomaterials’, and provides a detailed list of references to support its opinions.
Follow this link to download the NIA Comment on the SCCP’s preliminary opinion.