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Revision of the opinion on Acid Black 1 COLIPA (B15)

Final Opinion

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12 gruodis 2013
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


WG on Hair Dyes
SCCS members: M. Dusinska, D. Gawkrodger, W. Lilienblum, M. Metzler, E. Nielsen (rapporteur), T. Platzek (chairman), S.C. Rastogi, C. Rousselle, J. van Benthem
External experts: M. Pilar Vinardell, I. White
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1492/12
Doi: 10.2772/67658
Adopted on: 19 September 2013

Conclusion of the opinion:

The assessment of Acid Black 1 was for its use in non-oxidative hair dye formulations only. The SCCS is of the opinion that the use of Acid Black 1 as a non-oxidative hair dye with a concentration on head of maximum 0.5% does not pose a risk to the health of the consumer. The use of Acid Black 1 (CI 20470) as a cosmetic colorant should be reassessed.


SCCS, scientific opinion, hair dye, B15, Acid Black 1, directive 76/768/ECC, CAS 1064-48-8 (disodium salt), EC 231-903-1 (disodium salt)

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Acid Black 1, 26 February 2013, revision of 12 December 2013.


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