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Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK) has published a “Guideline on Heavy Metal Impurities” in cosmetic products on 10.05.2016. This guide has made it obligatory to have heavy metal analyzes, primarily Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium and Antimony, in cosmetic products in order to prevent adverse effects on user health.

The evaluations of these parameters vary according to the product. Acceptable impurity limit values ​​of heavy metals vary according to the following parameters;

  1. a) Limit values ​​for cosmetic products;

Lead: 20 ppm

Arsenic: 5 ppm

Cadmium: 5 ppm

Mercury: 1 ppm

Antimony: 10 ppm

  1. b) The highest acceptable limit values ​​for toothpastes (product applied to the mucous membrane);

Lead: 1 ppm

Arsenic: 0.5 ppm

Cadmium: 0.1 ppm

Mercury: 0.2 ppm

Antimony: 0.5 ppm

In this context, interpretation can be made by choosing the appropriate limit value according to the type of product.

You can contact us for all relevant tests.

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