Nearly 300 industry stakeholders from around the world have joined forces demanding that the European Commission conducts an impact assessment to bring “full clarity” to its proposal to classify titanium dioxide as a carcinogen. The Commission is expected to adopt a delegated act for the controversial category 2 classification for inhalable powder forms of the substance within weeks, despite mounting opposition and divisions among EU member states. Industry called for the impact assessment of the “politically sensitive” proposal in a 10 September letter to the Commission’s deputy secretary-general Céline Gauer. It comes as the EU executive today holds a final discussion on the matter with the competent authorities for REACH and CLP (Caracal). Caracal cannot block a decision, but members may voice their concerns. “Even an expedited impact assessment would bring forward important information before making a decision on this file,” the joint industry letter says. Among its signatories are multinational chemical producers and myriad trade associations, both from within and outside the EU, including: Titanium dioxide has widespread uses, mainly in...