Risk assessment of colourants used in cosmetics in the EU

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Colourants in cosmetics cover both, colouring agents and oxidative hair dyes. Risk assessment of these compounds is achieved following the Notes of Guidance of the former SCCP and includes data on physical and chemical properties as well as data on relevant toxicological endpoints which are performed mainly following OECD guidelines. In future, safety assessment of all cosmetic ingredients will change due to the ban of animal testing in the EU. The status of the alternative methods is briefly described. Examples of risk assessments are presented for azo colourants and an odidative hair dye. Risk assessment of colourants used in cosmetics in the EU

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@inproceedings{Platzek2009RiskAO, title={Risk assessment of colourants used in cosmetics in the EU}, author={Thomas Platzek}, year={2009} }