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CTFA Files Nanoparticles Commentary with FDA
Posted: September 19, 2006
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In the case of the sunscreen ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, the CTFA explained that the overwhelming weight of the scientific evidence states that these substances are safe and non-toxic, including when used in cosmetics and sunscreens.
“The FDA has broad authority to ensure that personal care products and ingredients utilizing nanotechnology are safe for consumers and has consistently exercised that authority,” CTFA’s Bailey added. “Sunscreens, some of which utilize sun-protecting nanoparticles, are required to go through an extensive pre-market review process to prove they are safe and effective.”