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Parliamentary question - E-000066/2022Parliamentary question

Suspension of the use of titanium dioxide

Question for written answer  E-000066/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Mario Furore (NI), Sabrina Pignedoli (NI), Chiara Gemma (NI), Tiziana Beghin (NI)

Further to the opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, titanium dioxide has been classified as potentially carcinogenic. The Commission has therefore banned the use of the substance as a food additive and restricted its use in cosmetics. However, titanium dioxide is still used in pharmaceuticals and toothpastes, in which it serves a purely aesthetic function.

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