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Cosmetic ingredients

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Second revision of the opinion on carbon black, nano-form, in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Revision of the opinion on o-Phenylphenol, Sodium o-phenylphenate and Potassium o-phenylphenate (OPP), in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on consumer safety (SCCS) - Opinion on the use of 2,20-methylene-bis-(6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol) (nano) - S79 - In cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the safety of the use of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) (P94), in cosmetic products (sensitisation only)

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the fragrance ingredients Tagetes minuta and Tagetes patula extracts and essential oils (phototoxicity only) in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the safety of the use of α-arbutin in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the safety of the use of deoxyarbutin in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Revision of the opinion on the safety of the use of Silica, Hydrated Silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates (nano form) in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the safety of the use of β-arbutin in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Revision of the opinion on the safety of the use of titanium dioxide, nano form, in cosmetic products

Volume 73, Issue 2, November 2015, Pages 669–670

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the scientific committee on consumer safety (SCCS) – 2nd Revision of the safety of the use of poly(hexamethylene) biguanide hydrochloride or polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Revision of the opinion on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Revision of the opinion on peanut oil – Sensitisation only

Volume 73, Issue 2, November 2015, Pages 667

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Revision of the opinion on hydrolysed wheat proteins – Sensitisation only

Volume 73, Issue 2, November 2015, Pages 668

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – The safety of the use of formaldehyde in nail hardeners

Volume 72, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages 658–659

 
Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis

List of opinions of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) adopted in 2014

Volume 72, Issue 4, pages 259–261, April 2015

 

Medical devices

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

The safety of the use of bisphenol A in medical devices

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

The safety of medical devices containing DEHP plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk (2015 update)

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users

 
Journal of Medical Device Regulation - August 2015

Journal of Medical Device Regulation - August 2015

Safety of dental amalgam and its alternatives: SCENIHR publishes final Opinion
Final Opinion from the SCENIHR on the safety of medical devices containing phthalates (DEHP)
SCENIHR issues preliminary Opinion on safety of surgical meshes usedin urogynaecological surgery
(pdf version)

 
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion on environmental risks and indirect health effects of mercury from dental amalgam

Volume 72, Issue 1, June 2015, Pages 85–86

 
Journal of Medical Device Regulation - May 2015

Journal of Medical Device Regulation - May 2015

SCENIHR final Opinion on the safety of the use of bisphenol A in medical devices (pdf version)

 
Journal of Medical Device Regulation - February 2015

Journal of Medical Device Regulation - February 2015

Guidance on the determination of potential health effects of nanomaterials used in medical devices - official opinion of the SCENIHR
Safety of metal-on-metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants - official Opinion of the SCENIHR

 

Nanotechnologies

Materials Today

Materials Today

Nanosilver: Safety, health and environmental effects and role in antimicrobial resistance

March 2015

 

Physical risks

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine

Electromagnetic fields: activities in the European Commission with a focus on research projects and the Scientific Committee of Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR).
Electromagn Biol Med 2015 Sep;34(3):171-4

 
Bioelectromagnetics

Bioelectromagnetics

Opinion on potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields

Volume 36, Issue 6, pages 480–484, September 2015

 

Risk assessment

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Synthetic biology

Trends in Biotechnology

Trends in Biotechnology

Scientific Opinion on Risk Assessment of Synthetic Biology

Michelle M.Epstein and Theo Vermeire
doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.04.013

 
The Guardian

The Guardian

What are the risks of DIY synthetic biology?

Science Weekly podcast

 
Science Magazine

Science Magazine

Editorial: Judging synthetic biology risks

Science 9 January 2015
Vol. 347 no. 6218 p. 107

 

Toys

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Does the EU migration level of chromium VI in toys need to be lowered?