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REACH committee convenes over cancer classification and labelling of titanium dioxide

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10 April 2019

Titanium dioxide is a whitening agent that comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. It is used in a tremendous range of applications, including food, cosmetics, sunscreens, paints, and printing.

Titanium dioxide is also a suspected carcinogen and studies conducted on rats show that inhalation of it induces lung tumours.

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