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Titanium dioxide: EU Commission appeals against EuG ruling

The EU Commission is now appealing against the European Court ruling that titanium dioxide in powder form may not be classified as carcinogenic, Euwid reports.


The EU Commission had obtained that the widely used whitening agent titanium dioxide in powder form in mixtures had to be labeled as "probably carcinogenic by inhalation". This regulation had been declared invalid by the Court of the European Union (EuG) in November 2022. The EU Commission has again appealed against this ruling. However, until the conclusion of the appeal process, which usually takes one to two years, the current classification of the EuG remains in place, explains the Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA). Because it had corrected a serious misjudgement by the EU Commission, the ruling by the EuG had been welcomed by the German waste management association BDE, among others. The association now hopes that the ruling will stand.



  • (March 21, 2023)
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