May 4, 2023

EC Committee Begins Public Consultation on Preliminary Opinion on Fullerenes, Hydroxylated Fullerenes, and Hydrated Forms of Hydroxylated Fullerenes (Nano)

The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has begun a public consultation on its preliminary opinion on fullerenes, hydroxylated fullerenes, and hydrated forms of hydroxylated fullerenes (nano). The EC asked SCCS if it considers fullerenes, hydroxylated fullerenes, and hydrated forms of hydroxylated fullerenes safe when used in cosmetic products according to the maximum concentrations and specifications as reported via the Cosmetic Product...
July 6, 2021

EC Requests Scientific Opinion on Fullerenes and Hydroxylated Fullerenes

The European Commission (EC) has requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) on fullerenes and hydroxylated fullerenes. According to the request, the EC has received 19 notifications under Article 16 of the Cosmetics Regulation for cosmetic products containing fullerenes and hydroxylated fullerenes. The request states that these ingredients “are reported in CosIng database with the function of ‘antimicrobial’ and ‘skin...
July 8, 2016

OECD Publishes Dossier Summaries for CNTs, Fullerenes, and Silicon Dioxide

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently published several dossier summaries for nanomaterials tested as part of its Testing Program of Manufactured Nanomaterials.  Under the Program, sponsors tested 11 nanomaterials for:  nanomaterial information/identification; physical-chemical properties and material characterization; environmental fate; toxicological and eco-toxicological effects; environmental toxicology; mammalian toxicology; and material...