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Revision of the memorandum on Relevance, Adequacy and Quality of Data in Safety Dossiers on Nanomaterials



Publication date
27 March 2014
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


SCCS members:
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1524/13
Doi: 10.2772/40632
Adopted on: 27 March 2014


Conclusion of the opinion:

The relevance, adequacy and quality of the data presented in a dossier are of utmost importance in relation to the smooth and transparent evaluation of safety of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products. In this regard, the key message in this Memorandum is that the data provided in a dossier in support of nanomaterial safety must be relevant to the types of nanomaterials under evaluation, sufficiently complete, and of appropriate standards to allow adequate risk assessment. Further details on the aspects to be considered in relation to safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetic products are provided in the SCCS Nano-Guidance (SCCS/1484/12).


SCCS, memorandum, data quality, nanomaterials

Opinion to be cited as:

Memorandum on "Relevance and Quality of Data in Safety Dossiers on Nanomaterials", 12 December 2013, SCCS/1524/13, revision of 27 March 2014.


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