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Classification of titanium dioxide may come

No more objections to the classification as a substance with suspected carcinogenicity.

Following a report in Euwid, the last attempt in the European Parliament to oppose classification has now also failed. Last week, the objection was rejected by a clear majority. The Council would have also let the deadline of 4 February for objections to the new regulation expire, as no sufficient support could be found among the Member States.

On October 4, 2019, a delegated regulation of the EU Commission amending the CLP Regulation had provided for the classification of titanium dioxide as a substance suspected of being carcinogenic to humans by inhalation. According to Euwid, the new regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day after its publication in the EU Official Journal. 18 months later, its application will begin on the first day of the following month.

More information: BKV study on titanium dioxide in plastics

Sources:

  • Euwid Recycling and Waste Management 6/2020 (4.2.2020)
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