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The safety of cosmetic ingredients Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (CAS No 55514-22-2)- S86 - Submission II

Final Opinion

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Publication date
30 July 2018
Author
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Description

WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, L. Bodin, Q. Chaudhry (SCCS Chair), P. Coenraads (SCCS Vice-Chair and Chairperson of the WG), M. Dusinska, J. Ezendam, E. Gaffet, C.L. Galli, B. Granum, E. Panteri, V. Rogiers (SCCS Vice-Chair), C. Rousselle (Rapporteur), M. Stepnik, T. Vanhaecke, S. Wijnhoven
SCCS external experts: A. Simonnard, A. Koutsodimou
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1594/18
Adopted on: 30 July 2018

Conclusion of the opinion:

1. In light of the new data provided, does the SCCS consider Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, S86 safe for use as a UV-filter in sunscreen products in a concentration up to 5.0%?

Based on the data provided in the dossier, the SCCS considers Phenylene Bis- Diphenyltriazine, S86, safe for use as a UV-filter in sunscreen products at a concentration up to 5%.

Because of the insoluble nature of S86 and as no data were provided on safety via inhalation exposure, the SCCS considers its use safe only in dermally applied products and not in products that would lead to inhalation exposure.

2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, S86 as a UV-filter in sunscreen and/or other cosmetic products?

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (S86) may contain impurities (NMP and hydrazine), which are classified as CMR 1B and identified in the EU as SVHC. Therefore, the level of NMP and hydrazine should be kept at trace levels.

Potential effects of Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (S86) on the environment have not been assessed by SCCS.

Keywords:

SCCS, scientific opinion, cosmetic ingredient Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (CAS No 55514-22-2) - S86 - Submission II, CAS 55514-22-2, EC 700-823-1, Regulation 1223/2009

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on the safety of cosmetic ingredients Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (CAS No 55514-22-2) - S86 - Submission II, preliminary version of 21-22 February 2018, final version of 30 July 2018, SCCS/1594/18.

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