EU Health and Consumer Protection Looks At Nanomaterials In Cosmetics

Not to be outdone by the EPA, the European Comission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products, part of the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate is inviting stakeholders to provide information on the safety (or otherwise) of nanomaterials in cosmetics products which are helpfully defined as

“any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition”

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