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Revision of the opinion on HC Red No. 17 (B120)

Final Opinion

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Publication date
15 December 2015
Author
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Description

WG on Hair dyes
SCCS members:Q. Chaudhry, P.J. Coenraads, M. Dusinska, W. Lilienblum, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek, S. C. Rastogi, Ch. Rousselle, J. van Benthem
External experts: A. Bernard, L. Bodin, J. Duus-Johansen, J. Ezendam, A. Giménez-Arnau, E. Mirkova, E. Panteri, T. Vanhaecke
Contact:SANCO-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1559/15
Adopted on: 15 December 2015

Conclusion of the opinion:

(1) In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations of up to 0.5%?

The SCCS considers the hair dye HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations of up to 0.5%, except for its sensitisation potential. HC Yellow No. 17 is considered a strong sensitiser.

(2) Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) in cosmetic products?

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Keywords:

SCCS, scientific opinion, HC Yellow No. 17 (B121), Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 1450801-55-4

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on HC Yellow No. 17 (B121), 25 June 2015, SCCS/1559/15, revision of 15 December 2015.

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