Europe – Titanium dioxide is classified

The classification of titanium dioxide as “carcinogenic by inhalation” has been made. It applies only to mixtures in the form of powder containing at least 1% titanium dioxide in particulate form or incorporated into particles with an aerodynamic diameter of ≤ 10 μm.

A motion of 30.01.2020 against the classification did not find a majority in the European Parliament.

The objection period by the Council of Member States and the European Parliament ended without objection on 04.02.2020.

The CLP Regulation, including the regulations on titanium dioxide, was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 25 February 2020. It will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal. Thereafter, an 18-month transition period will apply so that the classification can be implemented throughout the supply chain.

From 1 October 2021, the adaptations in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation will be mandatory everywhere.

You can download the text of the regulation here.

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