EN ISO 21392:2021

Cosmetics - Analytical methods - Measurement of traces of heavy metals in cosmetic finished products using ICP/MS technique (ISO 21392:2021, Corrected version 2021-12)

Publication date:   Dec 16, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 1, 2021


CEN/TC 392 Cosmetics

European Norm

71.100.70   Cosmetics. Toiletries



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This document provides a method for quantification of trace levels of heavy metals in cosmetic products.
This document refers only to chromium, cobalt, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, antimony and lead. The methodology can apply to other elements, however, it is the responsibility of the analyst to demonstrate that it fits that purpose.

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Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products

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EN ISO 21392:2021
60.60 Standard published
Sep 1, 2021