Wayne Stollings wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:
It is supposed to have done what? Indicate the EU regulations do not currently require toxicity testing for products/ingredients which may be used in cosmetics? Wrong, the general statute does, even for cosmetics as it is not prohibited from said requirement. The testing cannot be required to have been performed solely for cosmetic use within the EU, but the general statute requires everything reasonably suspected of harm to be properly tested, which would include toxicity testing since it is by definition reasonably suspected and is not prohibited by any other regulation. This may change in some fashion in the future, but presently it is the law.
Sure ... but why should it be necessary if you know it all and I do not? http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/comm ... _o_03j.pdf
As already mentioned, for repeated-dose toxicity testing, currently no validated or
generally accepted alternative method is available for replacing animal testing. There
have been some serious efforts in the domains of e.g. neurotoxicity and nephrotoxicity,
but to date, no method or screening battery has been formally (pre-)validated
In the notification process of dangerous substances, repeated dose toxicity studies are
required when the substance under consideration is produced or imported in amounts
exceeding 1 tonne/year [92/32/EEC].
In the case of the development of cosmetic ingredients which have specific biological
properties and which will come into contact with human skin for a long period of time,
the SCCP is convinced that evaluation of the systemic risk is a key element inevaluating the safety of these new ingredients, irrespective of the tonnage-linked and
possibly limited requirements imposed by the Dangerous Substances Directive
Therefore the SCCP considers that in certain cases the use of animal long-term
experiments to study one or more potential toxic effects remains a scientific necessity.
It is self-evident that animal use should be limited to a minimum, but never at the
expense of consumer safety. The "7th Amendment" [2003/15/EC] to the Cosmetic
Directive 76/768/EEC allows up to 11 March 2013 for the development of validated
alternative tests for repeated exposure
The sixth amendment of 92/32/EEC? Since it is not part of the cosmetic requirements can you provide the reference to that 1 tonne requirement being changed perhaps? If not, I will understand that the assumptions are driving your views.
"Annex I of the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) ceased to have legal effect when CLP entered into force on 20 January 2009.
The list of harmonised substance classifications and labelling requirements were immediately incorporated into Annex VI of the CLP regulation. In Annex VI of REACH, the classification and labelling according to CLP is given in in Table 3.1 and that according to the DSD in Table 3.2. Amendments to this list are made through Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP). "