The British Coatings Federation and CEPE (the European branch organisation of producers of paints, inks and artist colours) has noted that the European Chemical Agency (ECHA)’s Risk Assessment Committee has given an opinion that titanium dioxide should be classified as suspected of causing cancer by inhalation under the CLP regulation (for “Classification, Labelling and Packaging”) in the EU.

The BCF want to reassure consumers and professional users that once titanium dioxide is incorporated in paint, coatings, printing inks, or wallcoverings there is no risk of being exposed to the inhalation of the solid particles of the substance.

Chantry Chemicals fully supports the BCF and CEPE in lobbying the ECHA. To keep up to date with their efforts please visit http://www.coatings.org.uk/