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SCCS Issued a Preliminary Opinion on Triphenyl Phosphate

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On April 4, 2024, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued the preliminary opinion (SCCS/1664/24) on Triphenyl phosphate (CAS No.115-86-6, EC No.204-112-2). The deadline for comments is set for 2 June 2024.

The SCCS concludes the following:

1. In light of the data provided and taking under consideration the concerns related to the potential endocrine-disrupting properties of Triphenyl Phosphate, does the SCCS consider Triphenyl Phosphate safe when used as a plasticiser in nail products up to a maximum concentration of 5%?

Based on the currently available information, it is not possible for the SCCS to conclude on the safety of Triphenyl phosphate because the genotoxicity potential cannot be excluded.

2. Alternatively, what is according to the SCCS the maximum concentration considered safe for the use of Triphenyl Phosphate in nail products?


3. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Triphenyl Phosphate in nail products?

The SCCS mandates do not address environmental aspects. Therefore, this assessment did not cover the safety of Triphenyl phosphate for the environment.

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