Ecospecifier Issues of Concern / Red Lights
Red Light Comment
Minor Issue: Paints contain titanium dioxide at different levels per base paints. In 2006, the IARC reclassified titanium dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue relates to the inhalation of pure powdered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust during manufacture, and is not considered a risk, as the TiO2 is not in a respirable form when bound into the product. Accordingly the sanding, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing titanium dioxide may present issues if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for further information.
Information last verified on: 28th February 2011
Standard oil based enamels
Paints & Coatings, surface treatments, weatherproofing