The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has recently adopted an opinion on the use of 2‑phenoxyethanol as a preservative in cosmetics. The substance was considered safe for use at a maximum concentration of 1%, its critical effect being on the blood (particularly of rabbits).

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (2016). Opinion on phenoxyethanol. SCCS/1575/16. 16 March 2016. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_195.pdf

 
The above items were taken from the May 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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