US pressures Commission to shelve TiO2 hazard warning plans

Washington has called on the EU to “take no further action” on plans to label the widely used pigment titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen

Washington has called on the EU to “take no further action” on plans to label the widely used pigment titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen, as international pressure against the proposal grows within the World Trade Organisation.

The European Commission wants mandatory hazard labelling for products containing TiO2, which range from paints to sunscreen, under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. Only products in powder or spray form that could be inhaled would carry the cancer warning, however.

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