The European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published on January 24, 2018, its final opinion on titanium dioxide (nano form) as an ultraviolet (UV)-filter in sprays. See https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_206.pdf The EC asked SCCS to address the following questions:
1. In light of the data provided, does SCCS consider titanium dioxide (nano) safe when used as a UV-filter in sunscreens and personal care spray products at a concentration up to 5.5 percent; and
2. Does SCCS have any further scientific concerns regarding the use of titanium dioxide (nano) when used as a UV-filter in sunscreens and personal care spray products.
Lynn L. Bergeson
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.