EU Commission classifies titanium dioxide in powder form

On 4 October, the European Commission decided to classify titanium dioxide in powder form as a substance “suspected of causing cancer in humans”.

This follows an expert hearing (CARACAL) in September in which several EU Member States rejected the classification of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic. In addition to being classified in category 2 as substance “suspected of causing cancer in humans”, the pigment is added to the list of substances under the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP).

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