Published: 31 October 2023  (Updated: 12 December 2023)

IMPORTANT – Sodium Chlorite Usage Check

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has listed a new entry within its Registry of Intentions with proposed Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic (CMR) classifications.  According to Article 15 of the UK and EU Cosmetics Regulations, if a cosmetic ingredient receives a CMR classification, specific safety information must be submitted to, and reviewed by, the authorities to allow the ingredient to continue being used.  The objective of this ingredient defence is to secure an Annex III entry for sodium chlorite within the Cosmetics Regulation if it receives the below-proposed CMR classification.

Sodium chlorite (EC 231-836-6, CAS 7758-19-2).

  • Proposed CMR (muta) category 2 – Hungary
  • Expected submission date 31 December 2023

Companies who are interested in contributing to the defence work for sodium chlorite, please contact CTPA at [email protected] by 24 November 2023.

Find us on...