EU Commission classifies titanium dioxide as “possibly carcinogenic“

Verband der Mineralfarbenindustrie e. V., 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

On 4th October 2019, the EU Commission decided to classify titanium dioxide, a white pigment, as a “substance suspected of being carcinogenic by inhalation “ – although a majority of experts from EU Member States objected to this decision at a meeting held on 18th September 2019. For the Verband der Mineralfarbenindustrie e. V. (VdMi), the German association of producers of pigments and fillers etc., this staggering classification of titanium dioxide without consideration of its grave consequences is hard to comprehend.

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