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Wolfle D.,Bundesinstitutes For Risikobewertung | Pfaff K.,Bundesinstitutes For Risikobewertung
Tagliche Praxis | Year: 2013

Numerous toxicologically relevant substances migrate from food packaging to food - some of them, e.g. plasticisers in significant amounts. Such migration may result in chronic exposure of consumers. Therefore, as a preventive measure to ensure human health the migrating substances have to be regulated based on appropriate risk assessments. The safety of food packaging requires substance evaluations by European and national agencies. e.g. the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), as well as the efficient surveillance of established restrictions by enforcement laboratories. Existing regulations for food contact materials and current aspects of their risk assessment are discussed in this paper.

Platzek T.,Bundesinstitutes For Risikobewertung | Blume A.,Bundesinstitutes For Risikobewertung | Lenzner A.,Bundesinstitutes For Risikobewertung
Gynakologische Praxis | Year: 2012

Cosmetics are regulated in the European Union by the Cosmetics Directive. This directive will soon be replaced by the Cosmetics Regulation which will then be applicable in the EU member states directly. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment recently assessed the safety of Vitamin A and parabens in cosmetics. While the use of Vitamin A is considered safe under certain restrictions (concentration and product type) some paraben derivatives could not be assessed due to missing toxicological data. Methyl- and ethylparaben as well as propyl- and butylparaben are considered safe when the respective concentration limits are not exceeded, with the exception leave on products in the nappy area.

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