Following the identification of o-phenylphenol as a likely endocrine disrupter, the EC has proposed changes to Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 concerning the chemical and its sodium, potassium and monoethanolamine (MEA) salts. Specifically, it was recommended that the concentration of o-phenylphenol as a preservative in leave-on cosmetic products should be restricted to no more than 0.15%, and that sodium, potassium and MEA o-phenylphenates should be banned for use in cosmetics. Comments on these proposals are welcomed by 7 July.

European Commission (2017). Public consultation on o-phenylphenol, sodium o-phenylphenate, potassium o-phenylphenate and MEA o-phenylphenate in the framework of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9121

 

The above items were taken from the June 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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