On November 2, 2020, the European Commission (EC) requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on the ultraviolet (UV) filter HAA299 (nano) (chemical name “2-(4-(2-(4-Diethylamino-2 hydroxy-benzoyl)-benzoyl)-piperazine-1-carbonyl)-phenyl)-(4-diethylamino-2-hydroxyphenyl)-methanone”). According to the EC’s request, the applicant seeks to assess the safety of HAA299 (nano) for use as a UV filter up to a maximum concentration of 10%. The EC asks SCCS:
- In light of the data provided, does SCCS consider HAA299 (nano) safe when used as a UV filter in cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 10%;
- In view of the previous SCCS opinion on HAA299 (SCCS/1533/14), which did not cover HAA299 composed of nanoparticles, does SCCS consider both non-nano and nano forms of HAA299 safe when used as UV filters in cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 10%;
- In case SCCS finds HAA299 (nano) not safe, does it still uphold the conclusions of the SCCS/1533/14 opinion with regard to the safe use of HAA299 non-nano form; and
- Does SCCS have any further scientific concerns on human health with regard to the use of HAA299 (nano) in cosmetic products.
The deadline for the scientific opinion is nine months.