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SCCS Issues Request for a Scientific Opinion on Triphenyl Phosphate

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On April 18, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued a request for a scientific opinion on triphenyl phosphate (CAS No.115-86-6, EC No. 204-112-2). The public consultation period is nine months.

At present, the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 does not limit the use of triphenyl phosphate in cosmetics. The SCCS is seeking scientific opinions on 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 plasticizer in nail products up to a maximum concentration of 5%?

(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?

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