ANSES’s proposal for titanium dioxide to be classified as carcinogenic by inhalation submitted for public consultation

ANSES has submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for titanium dioxide to be classified as a Category 1B carcinogen by inhalation. Since 31 May 2016, this proposal has been the subject of a public consultation on the ECHA website to enable interested stakeholders to present their points of view, scientific arguments or any additional information they have at their disposal. After this public consultation, which will run for 45 days, the process of examining the classification proposal will follow the steps laid down by Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, known as the CLP Regulation, until the adoption of a final opinion by ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment. On the basis of this opinion, the European Commission will decide whether to include the classification proposed by ANSES in the CLP Regulation.