The European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released its final opinion regarding the use of titanium dioxide (nano form) as a UV-filter in sunscreen sprays last month. The SCCS examined exposure studies which were conducted with water-based sprayable sunscreens which had a low alcohol content. This type of sunscreen currently makes up 80% of the EU market. After reviewing the data provided, the SCCS concluded that there was insufficient data to determine the safety of titanium dioxide in nanoform when used in a spray which could have effects on consumers’ lungs. Since sprayable sunscreens containing titanium dioxide in nanoform is available for purchase by consumers, the SCCS advised that “[s]uch uses need to be carefully evaluated so that the chance of harmful effects through consumer’s lung exposure by inhalation is avoided”.
World Bio Markets
Meeting Date: April 1-3, 2019
Join Jo Anne Shatkin at the 14th annual World Bio Markets Conference where she will moderate sessions on “Reducing & Reusing Waste Streams” and “Product Biodegradability & Recycling”.
Register to attend today!
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date for The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this three day event will be: "Development and Resilience" and will feature scientific workshops and presentations, hosted by the world's leading authority on risk and risk analysis.
Register today! Early bird registration ends April 2, 2019.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex | Chiba, Japan
Vireo Advisors is pleased to host a workshop entitled "Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety, Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice"
at the 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The workshop will focus on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials, with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration.
For more information, please contact Jo Anne Shatkin: JAShatkin@vireoadvisors.com .