1 SCCS/1591/17. Final version Version S. scientific Committee on consumer safety SCCS. OPINION ON. the safety of Butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II - The SCCS adopted this OPINION by written procedure on 10 May 2019. SCCS/1591/17. Final version OPINION on the safety Butylphenyl methylpropional (p- BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II. _____. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. SCCS members listed below are acknowledged for their valuable contribution to the finalisation of this OPINION . For the Preliminary OPINION SCCS Members Dr U. Bernauer Dr L. Bodin Dr L. Celleno Prof. Q. Chaudhry Prof. Coenraads (Chairperson). Prof. M. Dusinska Dr J. Ezendam Dr E.
2 Gaffet Prof. C. L. Galli Dr B. Granum Prof. E. Panteri Prof. V. Rogiers Dr Ch. Rousselle Dr M. St pnik (Rapporteur). Prof. T. Vanhaecke Dr S. Wijnhoven For the Final OPINION SCCS Members Dr U. Bernauer Dr L. Bodin Prof. Q. Chaudhry Prof. Coenraads (Chairperson). Prof. M. Dusinska Dr J. Ezendam Dr E. Gaffet Prof. C. L. Galli Dr B. Granum Prof. E. Panteri Prof. V. Rogiers Dr Ch. Rousselle Dr M. St pnik (Rapporteur). Prof. T. Vanhaecke Dr S. Wijnhoven This OPINION has been subject to a commenting period of a minimum eight weeks after its initial publication (from 20 December 2017 until 19 February 2018). Comments received during this time were considered by the SCCS. For this OPINION , comments received resulted in the following main changes: sections , , SCCS comment, , overall SCCS discussion, SCCS.
3 Comment, , SCCS comment, , as well as the discussion part accordingly, the conclusions and the references' list. All Declarations of Working Group members are available on the following webpage: 2. SCCS/1591/17. Final version OPINION on the safety Butylphenyl methylpropional (p- BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II. _____. 1. ABSTRACT. The SCCS concludes the following: 1. Does the SCCS consider Butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA) safe for use as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic leave-on and rinse-off type products in a concentration limit(s) according the ones set up by IFRA as reported above? On individual product basis, Butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA) (CAS 80-54-6) with alpha-tocopherol at 200 ppm, can be considered safe when used as fragrance ingredient in different cosmetic leave-on and rinse-off type products.
4 However, considering the first-tier deterministic aggregate exposure, arising from the use of different product types together, Butylphenyl methylpropional at the proposed concentrations cannot be considered as safe. This OPINION is not applicable to the use of p-BMHCA in any sprayable products that could lead to exposure of the consumer 's lung by inhalation. 2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA) as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetic leave-on and/or rinse-off type products? Evaluation of this substance by other scientific bodies ( under REACH) should also be taken into consideration by the Applicant for potential future assessment of the substance.
5 Butylphenyl methylpropional is also used as a fragrance ingredient in some non-cosmetic products such as household cleaners and detergents. As no specific exposure data were made available to SCCS to assess exposure following these non-cosmetic uses, it was not possible to include them in the aggregated exposure scenarios. Therefore, the actual total exposure of the consumer may be higher than exposure from cosmetic products alone. Keywords: SCCS, scientific OPINION , Butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA) in cosmetic products Submission II, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 80-54-6, EC 201-289-8. OPINION to be cited as: SCCS ( scientific Committee on consumer safety ), OPINION on the safety of Butylphenyl methylpropional (p-BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II, preliminary version of 14 December 2017, final version of 10 May 2019, SCCS/1591/2017.
6 3. SCCS/1591/17. Final version OPINION on the safety Butylphenyl methylpropional (p- BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II. _____. About the scientific committees Two independent non-food scientific committees provide the Commission with the scientific advice it needs when preparing policy and proposals relating to consumer safety , public health and the environment. The committees also draw the Commission's attention to the new or emerging problems that may pose an actual or potential threat. They are: the scientific Committee on consumer safety (SCCS) and the scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) and are made up of scientists appointed in their personal capacity.
7 In addition, the Commission relies upon the work of the European Food safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). SCCS. The Committee shall provide Opinions on questions concerning health and safety risks (notably chemical, biological, mechanical and other physical risks) of non-food consumer products (for example cosmetic products and their ingredients, toys, textiles, clothing, personal care and household products such as detergents, etc.) and services (for example: tattooing, artificial sun tanning, etc.). scientific Committee members Ulrike Bernauer, Laurent Bodin, Qasim Chaudhry, Pieter-Jan Coenraads, Maria Dusinska, Janine Ezendam, Eric Gaffet, Corrado Lodovico Galli, Berit Granum, Eirini Panteri, Vera Rogiers, Christophe Rousselle, Maciej St pnik, Tamara Vanhaecke, Susan Wijnhoven Contact European Commission Health and Food safety Directorate C: Public Health, country knowledge and crisis management Unit C2 Country knowledge and scientific committees Office: HTC 03/073.
8 L-2920 Luxembourg . European Union, 2019. ISSN ISBN. Doi ND. The opinions of the scientific committees present the views of the independent scientists who are members of the committees . They do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. The opinions are published by the European Commission in their original language only. 4. SCCS/1591/17. Final version OPINION on the safety Butylphenyl methylpropional (p- BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II. _____. TABLE OF CONTENTS. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .. 2. 1. ABSTRACT .. 3. 2. MANDATE FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION .. 6. 3. OPINION .. 8. Chemical and Physical Specifications .. 8. Chemical identity .. 8. Physical form.
9 9. Molecular weight .. 9. Purity, composition and substance codes .. 9. Impurities / accompanying contaminants ..10. Solubility ..11. Partition coefficient (Log Pow) ..11. Additional physical and chemical specifications ..11. Homogeneity and Stability ..11. Function and uses .. 11. Toxicological evaluation .. 13. Acute toxicity ..13. Irritation and corrosivity ..14. Skin Dermal / percutaneous absorption ..16. Repeated dose toxicity ..20. Mutagenicity / Genotoxicity ..21. Carcinogenicity ..34. Reproductive Toxicokinetics ..41. Photo-induced toxicity ..43. Human data ..44. Special investigations ..45. safety evaluation (including calculation of the MoS) ..46. Discussion.
10 49. 4. CONCLUSION .. 53. 5. MINORITY OPINION .. 53. 6. REFERENCES .. 54. 7. GLOSSARY OF TERMS .. 68. 8. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS .. 68. 5. SCCS/1591/17. Final version OPINION on the safety Butylphenyl methylpropional (p- BMHCA) in cosmetic products - Submission II. _____. 2. MANDATE FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. Background The substance 2-(4-tert-Butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde (BMHCA, Lysmeral) CAS No. 80-54-6. with INCI name Butylphenyl methylpropional is a fragrance ingredient used in many compounds for cosmetic products as well as in non-cosmetic products. Butylphenyl methylpropional (BMHCA) is currently regulated for labelling purposes in Annex III entry 83 of the Cosmetics Regulation No 1223/2009 when present in a concentration above 10 ppm for leave-on products and above 100 ppm for rinse-off products.