Following the European Union’s lead, the Turkish Drug and Medical Device Institution has prohibited the use of 3-benzylidene camphor in cosmetic products. Turkey’s ban took effect on February 18, 2016, and will affect a number of personal care products, such as sunscreens, hand and body creams, and anti-aging products. The European ban was put into place on July 28, 2015, when the European Commission amended Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009. The substance is a UV filter, thought by some to pose risks to human health.