Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive
The European Food Safety Authority of the European Commission has updated its safety assessment of the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171), following a request by the European Commission in March 2020.
EFSA’s expert Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) concluded that “
Nano-silver is no longer approved under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) for specific uses
The European Commission has listed ten active substances, which includes nano silver, that are no longer approved under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) for specific uses.
The substances were listed in the biocidal review programme, but had no companies backing the chemicals. ECHA wasn’t able to find new backers for the chemicals. The Commission will amend Annex II to the BPR and...
Nanotechnology-derived graphene used in face masks
Face masks containing nanotechnology-derived graphene are emerging in the consumer market and we have recently added multiple face masks containing graphene to our database already. Graphene is a form of carbon that consists of nano-thin flakes of carbon atoms. Graphene is known as a cause of pulmonary toxicitybut whether the use of graphene constitutes a health-related risk depends on...