Miljøprojekt nr. 1603, 2014

Occurrence and effects of nanosized anatase titanium dioxide in consumer products

17-11-2014

The use of photocatalytic active nano titanium dioxide (the special anatase form) in consumer products is limited on the Danish market. It is mostly used in sunscreen and paint. A conservative risk evaluation shows that it is unlikely that there is a risk associated with use of paint containing anatase titanium dioxide. In sunscreens more knowledge about the skin barrier is likely to exclude a minor theoretical risk that a conservative risk evaluation identifies.

Der er kun få forbrugerprodukter med fotokatalytisk aktivt nanotitandioksid (den særlige anataseform) på det danske marked. Det bruges mest i solcreme og maling. Anvendelsen af maling med anatase titandioksid udgør med stor sandsynlighed ikke en risiko. I solcreme vil mere viden om hudens barriere sandsynligvis kunne udelukke en teoretisk risiko som en konservativ risiko evaluering identificerer.

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