Last reviewed 21 June 2022

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) are calling for evidence on skin sensitisers in consumer mixtures.

The scope of the investigation comprises substances fulfilling the criteria for classification as skin sensitisers as defined by the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008) in mixtures marketed or available for consumers in the EU/EEA.

In particular, ECHA are asking for:

  • all sectors to provide information on the presence of skin sensitising substances in mixtures with consumer uses, including information on known safe uses

  • epidemiological data on allergic contact dermatitis and information on health costs.

The information gathered will provide valuable input to assess any potential need for regulatory actions on skin sensitisers in consumer mixtures in order to prevent skin sensitisation and allergic contact dermatitis in the general population.

More information can be found on the ECHA website.