Volume 95 Issue 25 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 19, 2017

Europe may call TiO2 a carcinogen

Inhalation studies in rats spark push for classification
Department: Business
Keywords: chemical regulation, carcinogen, titanium dioxide, ECHA

The risk assessment committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed that the white pigment titanium dioxide be classified as a potential carcinogen. The move was requested by Anses, the French environmental and occupational health agency.

TiO2 is the world’s most widely used white pigment. It provides white color, opacity, and UV blocking to consumer goods including paints, plastics, paper, foods, cosmetics, and medicines. It is also . . .

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