The European Union’s (EU’s) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has announced a public consultation on three nanosubstances— 2,2’-Methylene-bis-(6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol), titanium dioxide and zinc oxide—that are used as ultraviolet filters in sunscreens and skin whiteners. According to SCCS opinions on the ingredients, use of the nano form of the substances in cosmetics such as sunscreens should generally be subject to the same maximum concentrations as the substances at standard scale—10 percent for 2’-Methylene-bis-(6-(2Hbenzotriazol- 2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol) and 25 percent for both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. SCCS expressed some reservations, however, including that titanium dioxide nanoparticles should not be used in powders or sprays and that some types of titanium dioxide nanoparticles should not be used because they can penetrate the skin. The panel will accept comments until September 6, 2013. See Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter, August 1, 2013.