The European Commission has published a Regulation
authorising nano titanium dioxide for use as a UV-filter in cosmetic products,
by amending Annex VI to the EU cosmetics Regulation.
The nanomaterial will be allowed at a maximum
concentration of 25% weight by weight, based on an assessment by the
Commission's Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS).
Applications that may lead to exposure of the user's
lungs by inhalation are excluded from the approval.
The Regulation will enter into force on 2 August.