Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has received a request for a scientific opinion on the safety of Silica (nano).
Silica (nano) CAS n. 112945-52-5;
Hydrated Silica(nano) CAS n. 112926-00-8;
Silica Sylilate (nano) CAS n. 68909-20-6;
Silica Dimethyl Silylate (nano) CAS n. 68611-44-9
Scope of the call for information:
Interested parties are invited to submit any relevant information that could assist the scientific committee on the safety assessment, such as: identification of the type of cosmetic product using these ingredients (silica in nano structured form) and their concentration; protocols of applications; differences in solubility including for surface coated materials; information on adverse health effects; results from toxicological tests with such products or ingredients contained within including inhalation toxicity, genotoxicity/carcinogenicity/toxicokinetic studies, photocatalytic activity and phototoxic effect, or any other scientific data/publications considered relevant to assess the safety of such products.
Submission of information:
All information should be submitted in electronic form to SANCO-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu specifying “Silica (nano) - Call for Information” in the subject line of the e-mail.
All information is considered public unless otherwise stated by the provider.
A document on guidelines for submission of contributions, containing criteria for the call for information and guidance for submission can be found here.
Deadline for submission of information: at the latest by 31 May 2014.
More information on SCCS and the other Scientific Committees of the European Commission can be found here.