By V. Rogiers, M. Pauwels, P. Itin, G.B.E. Jemec
This quantity of "Current difficulties in Dermatology" offers the reader with a portrait of the medical history of the advanced strategy of protection review of cosmetics in addition to details on ecu beauty laws. a realistic method of the hunt for toxicity info on beauty materials and a compilation of the legally required technical file of a entire beauty product in addition to an in-depth research of the security evaluation of beauty constituents played on the european point through the clinical Committee on purchaser items (SCCP) can be found. the present prestige of 3R choices to animal checking out and the level to which they're carried out through the beauty and thought of via the SCCP within the chance evaluate strategy is discussed.As such, assistance is supplied on the subject of the manifold demanding situations beauty protection assessors are confronted with within the present ecu regulatory environment. during this invaluable guide, certified beauty safeguard assessors, providers of uncooked fabrics, dermatologists and pharmacists, toxicologists in addition to ecu officers and directors facing cosmetics will locate appropriate details at the ecu beauty laws, the compilation of beauty technical dossiers, toxicological database searches, and the supply and use of other tools within the box of cosmetics.
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The SCCP forms part of DG SANCO and owns the official mandate to provide opinions on questions concerning the safety of consumer products (non-food products intended for the Cosmetic Products and Their Current European Regulatory Framework 5 consumer). It is composed of independent scientists in the field of medicine, toxicology, pharmacy, dermatology, biology, chemistry, and other disciplines, collectively covering a wide range of expertise for this multidisciplinary committee [SCCP, 2006]. Together with the SCHER and the SCENIHR, the SCCP provides the Commission with sound scientific advice needed when preparing policy and proposals relating to consumer safety, public health and the environment.
These so-called ‘vertical’ legislations are depicted in figure 3. Since the current European legal context prohibits testing of finished cosmetic products on experimental animals, the impact of the above-mentioned Directives will individually be discussed with special focus on toxicological data generation and data availability potentially relevant for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients. When compiling all the knowledge on data generation and data availability through the different legislations, it is in certain cases possible to foresee the type and amount of toxicological data one can expect to find on a particular cosmetic ingredient.
For many academics, regulatory bodies dealing with cosmetics and scientists from the cosmetics industry the EU regulatory framework and the process of the safety assessment of cosmetics are a great puzzle, difficult to put together. Therefore, a monograph explaining the ‘mechanics’ of the EU regulations in the field of cosmetics and their practical application was badly needed. The present book, written by Prof. Vera Rogiers and Dr. Marleen Pauwels from the Department of XV Toxicology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel fills this gap.
Safety Assessment of Cosmetics in Europe (Current Problems in Dermatology) by V. Rogiers, M. Pauwels, P. Itin, G.B.E. Jemec