Scientific Committees

Publication in Scientific Journals

Cosmetic ingredients

6 May 2017Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the scientific committee on consumer safety (SCCS) – Final version of the opinion on Ethylzingerone - ‘Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone’ (HEPB) - Cosmetics Europe No P98 - in cosmetic products

 
5 May 2017Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) - Final opinion on Polyaminopropyl Biguanide (PHMB) in cosmetic products - Submission III

 
1 April 2017Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Contact Dermatitis

List of opinions of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) adopted and published in July to December 2016

Volume 76, Issue 4, pages 256, April 2017

 
14 November 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Final version of the Opinion on Vitamin A (retinol, retinyl acetate and retinyl palmitate) in cosmetic products

 
04 November 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Final version of the opinion on Eco G+ in cosmetic products

Volume 82, December 2016, Pages 157

 
04 November 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Final version of the opinion on decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (cyclopentasiloxane, D5) in cosmetic products

Volume 83, February 2017, Pages 117–118

 
04 November 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) – Final version of the opinion on Phenoxyethanol in cosmetic products

Volume 82, December 2016, Pages 156

 
01 August 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 79, August 2016, Pages 103–104

 
01 August 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 79, August 2016, Pages 105

 
01 April 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 76, April 2016, Pages 215–216

 
01 April 2016Regulatory 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)

Volume 76, April 2016, Pages 211–212

 
01 April 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 76, April 2016, Pages 213–214

 
01 February 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 74, February 2016, Pages 75–76

 
01 February 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 74, February 2016, Pages 77–78

 
01 February 2016Regulatory 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

Volume 74, February 2016, Pages 79–80

 
01 December 2015Regulatory 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

Volume 73, Issue 3, December 2015, Pages 866–867

 
01 December 2015Regulatory 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

Volume 73, Issue 3, December 2015, Pages 885–886

 
01 December 2015Regulatory 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

Volume 73, Issue 3, December 2015, Pages 1005–1006

 
01 November 2015Regulatory 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

 
01 November 2015Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Revision of the opinion on peanut oil – Sensitisation only

Volume 73, Issue 2, November 2015, Pages 667

 
01 November 2015Regulatory 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

 
01 August 2015Regulatory 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

 
01 April 2015Contact 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

01 August 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

The safety of the use of bisphenol A in medical devices

Volume 79, August 2016, Pages 106–107

 
01 August 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

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

Volume 79, August 2016, Pages 108–109

 
01 April 2016Regulatory 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)

Volume 76, April 2016, Pages 209–210

 
01 August 2015Journal 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)

 
01 June 2015Regulatory 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

 
01 May 2015Journal 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)

 
01 February 2015Journal 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

01 April 2015Materials Today

Materials Today

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

March 2015

 

Physical risks

January 2017Notiziario

Pubblicazione Notiziario, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy

Article on the Opinion on Biological effects of ultraviolet radiation relevant to health with particular reference to sunbeds for cosmetic purposes (Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks)

page 15-16

 
01 September 2015Electromagnetic 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

 
01 September 2015Bioelectromagnetics

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

01 August 2016Trends in Biotechnology

Trends in Biotechnology

Scientific Opinion on Risk Assessment of Synthetic Biology

Michelle M.Epstein and Theo Vermeire
Volume 34, Issue 8, August 2016, Pages 601–603

 
12 January 2015The Guardian

The Guardian

What are the risks of DIY synthetic biology?

Science Weekly podcast

 
09 January 2015Science Magazine

Science Magazine

Editorial: Judging synthetic biology risks

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

 

Toys

01 October 2016Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Migration limits for children's toys are nothing to play with

Volume 80, October 2016, Pages 272–273

 
01 November 2015Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

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

Volume 73, Issue 2, November 2015, Pages 687–688