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Titanium dioxide is the white pigment used in manufacturing white ink shades, but also in high opaque coloured shades.
On 8 June 2017, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency ECHA published its recommendation on the subject.
It suggests a harmonised classification of titanium dioxide as Carcinogen, Category 2 (‘suspected human carcinogen').
The industry, however, considers any classification of titanium dioxide as carcinogen to be neither justified nor appropriate, for the following reasons: