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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

SCCS members: Qasim Chaudhry, P. Coenraads, M. Dusinska, W. Lilienblum, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek, S. C. Rastogi, Ch. Rousselle, Ja. van Benthem
External experts: A. Bernard, L. Bodin, J. Duus-Johansen, J. Ezendam, A. Giménez-Arnau, E. Mirkova,E. Panteri, T. Vanhaecke
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1558/15
Adopted on: 15 December 2015

Conclusion of the opinion:

(1) In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider the new hair dye HC Red No. 17 (B120) safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations of up to 0.5%?

The SCCS considers the hair dye HC Red No. 17 safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations up to 0.5%.

(2) Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of HC Red No. 17 (B120) in cosmetic products?

HC Red 17 is a tertiary amine. It should not be used together with nitrosating agents. Nitrosamine content should be <50 ppb="" p="">

Keywords:

SCCS, scientific opinion, HC Red No. 17 (B120), Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 1449471-67-3

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on HC Red No. 17 (B120), 25 June 2015, SCCS/1558/15, revision of 15 December 2015.

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