Titanium Dioxide’s Carcinogenic Classification Annulled by EU General Court

SGS, the world’s leading testing inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has annulled the classification of titanium dioxide in certain powder forms as carcinogenic.

Titanium dioxide in powder form containing 1% or more of particles with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 10µm was classified as a carcinogenic category 2 substance by inhalation as part of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 in 2020. This amended Regulation 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation).

However, on November 23, 2022, the CJEU annulled Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 in regard to the classification and labeling of titanium dioxide. The General Court ruled that the Commission made a manifest error in its assessment of the reliability and acceptability of the study on which the classification was based.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 134.22 to provide stakeholders with further details of the court’s ruling.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
Email: cp.media@sgs.com
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