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Cosmetic ingredients

 
April 2020Toxicology

Toxicology

The way forward for assessing the human health safety of cosmetics in the EU - Workshop proceedings

Volume 436, 30 April 2020, 152421

 
November 2019Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the safety of cosmetic ingredient salicylic acid (CAS 69-72-7)

Volume 108, November 2019, 104376

 
October 2019Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Opinion on Ethylzingerone - ‘Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone’ (HEPB) - Cosmetics Europe No P98 - CAS No 569646-79-3 - Submission II (eye irritation)

Volume 107, October 2019, 104393

 
October 2019Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Final opinion on the safety of fragrance ingredient Acetylated Vetiver Oil (AVO) - (Vetiveria zizanioides root extract acetylated) - Submission III

Volume 107, October 2019, 104389

 
November 2018Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS) – Final opinion on water-soluble zinc salts used in oral hygiene products

Volume 99, November 2018, Pages 249-250

 
November 2018Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the scientific committee on consumer safety (SCCS) – Opinion on the safety of cosmetic ingredient phenylene bis-diphenyltriazine (CAS No 55514-22-2) - S86

Volume 99, November 2018, Pages 129-130

 
October 2018Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the scientific committee on consumer safety (SCCS) – Revision of the Opinion on hydroxyapatite (nano) in cosmetic products

Volume 98, October 2018, Pages 274-275

 
August 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

Volume 88, August 2017, Pages 330-331

 
August 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

Volume 88, August 2017, Pages 328-329

 
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

 
March 2017Regulatory 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

Volume 84, March 2017, Pages 102-104

 
December 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

 
December 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

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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

December 2019Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Guidelines on the benefit-risk assessment of the presence of phthalates in certain medical devices covering phthalates which are carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction (CMR) or have endocrine-disrupting (ED) properties

 

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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)

 
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

 
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)

 
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

April 2020Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

The SCCS guidance on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics

Volume 112, April 2020, 104611

 
October 2018Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Opinion of the scientific committee on consumer safety (SCCS) – Revision of the Opinion on hydroxyapatite (nano) in cosmetic products

Volume 98, October 2018, Pages 274-275

 
April 2015Materials Today

Materials Today

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

March 2015

 

Non Animal Testing

April 2020Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Toxicology

The way forward for assessing the human health safety of cosmetics in the EU - Workshop proceedings

Volume 436, 30 April 2020, 152421

 
October 2017Drug Discovery Today

Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models

Use of non-human primate disease models 

Volume 23, Pages 1-56 (Spring 2017)

 

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

 
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

 
September 2015Bioelectromagnetics

Bioelectromagnetics

Opinion on potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields

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

 

Public Health

March 2018BMJ journals

BMJ Journals

Recommendations to the European Commission implementing a priority list of additives that should have more stringent reporting requirements: the opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

Volume 27, Issue 2

 

Risk assessment

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Synthetic biology

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

 
January 2015The Guardian

The Guardian

What are the risks of DIY synthetic biology?

Science Weekly podcast

 
January 2015Science Magazine

Science Magazine

Editorial: Judging synthetic biology risks

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

 

Toys

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

 
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

 

Water Quality

April 2018Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health

Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health

Proposed EU minimum quality requirements for water reuse in agricultural irrigation and aquifer recharge: SCHEER scientific advice

Volume 2, April 2018, Pages 7–11