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Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT) - Submission III

Final Opinion

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Publication date
4 March 2020
Author
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Description

WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, L. Bodin (Rapporteur), Q. Chaudhry, P.J. Coenraads (Chairperson), M. Dusinska, J. Ezendam, E. Gaffet, C. L. Galli, B. Granum, E. Panteri, V. Rogiers, Ch. Rousselle, M. Stepnik, T. Vanhaecke, S. Wijnhoven
SCCS external experts: A. Koutsodimou, A. Simonnard, W. Uter
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1614/19
Adopted on: 03-04 March 2020

Conclusion of the opinion:

1. In view of the conditions laid out in Article 15(d) of the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and taking into account the scientific data provided, does the SCCS consider Zinc Pyrithione safe when used as an anti-dandruff in rinse-off hair products up to a maximum concentration of 1%?

In line with the conditions laid out in Article 15(d) (i.e. ‘overall exposure from other sources’) of the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and taking into account the scientific data provided, the SCCS considers Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT) as safe when used as an anti-dandruff in rinse-off hair products up to a maximum concentration of 1%.

2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Zinc Pyrithione in cosmetic products?

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Keywords:

SCCS, scientific opinion, preservative, Zinc Pyrithione, ZPT, P81, submission III, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 13463-41-7, EC 236-671-3

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT) (P81) CAS N° 13463-41-7 submission III, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 13463-41-7, preliminary version of 13 December 2019, final version of 03-04 March 2020, SCCS/1614/19.

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