SCCS: opinion om Diethylene glykol monoethyl ether (DEGEE), tillägg

SCCS:s opinions är oberoende vetenskapliga säkerhetsvärderingar och fungerar som underlag för ansvariga myndigheter i deras beslut om riskhantering och följaktligen om regleringar i kosmetikalagstiftningen. SCCS:s arbete inklusive branschens underlag i form av data tillsammans med myndigheternas beslut är grunden i den strikta och dynamiska lagstiftning som omgärdar kosmetiska produkter.

 

Slutsats om DEGEE:

"1. The use of DEGEE at a maximum concentration of 2.6% in cosmetic products taking into account the other uses previously assessed (10% in rinse-off products, 7.0% in oxidative and 5% in non-oxidative hair dye formulation) does not pose a risk...."

"2. the use of DEGEE in the following spray products, fine fragrances, hair sprays, and antiperspirants and deodorants in a concentration up to 2.6% does not pose a risk...."

"3a. Since the systemic daily dose with the current levels and uses of DEGEE considered to be safe for the consumers, is higher than that permitted in previous Opinions, SCCS is of the opinion that the level of ethylene glycol impurity in DEGEE should be decreased from <0.2% to ≤0.1% (DEGEE conforming to this specification are commercially available) in order to avoid consumer exposure to higher dose of this toxic impurity.

3b. The use of DEGEE in products for oral hygiene and the eyes has not been evaluated.

Aggregate exposure to diethyleneglycol monoethyl ether (DEGEE) from non-cosmetic sources has not been considered."

 

SCCS bedömer endast hälsorisker.

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