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Basic Blue 99 - Submission III (C59)

Final Opinion


Publication date
23 September 2014
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


WG on Hair Dyes
SCCS members:M. Dusinska, W. Lilienblum, A. Luch, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek (chairman), S.C. Rastogi (rapporteur), C. Rousselle, J. van Benthem
External experts: A. Bernard, A.M. Giménez-Arnau, T. Vanhaecke
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1537/14
Adopted on: 23 September 2014

Conclusion of the opinion:

Basic Blue 99 is a mixture of up to 40 substances of varying concentrations as demonstrated by the HPLC analysis of six batches. Due to the highly variable composition of Basic Blue 99 in six batches, the safety of Basic Blue 99 cannot be evaluated.


SCCS, scientific opinion, hair dye, Basic Blue 99, C59, Regulation 1223/2009,CAS 68123-13-7, EC 268-544-3

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Basic Blue 99, 23 September 2014, SCCS/1537/14.


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