Nitrosamine, N-nitrosodiethanolamine, NDELA Testing for Health and Beauty Products
Analysis of cosmetics and personal care products for NDELA content should be included in Product Safety Assessments to ensure compliance with European Cosmetic Regulations.
Under certain conditions, nitrosation of diethanolamine, which is used in the manufacture of personal care products, yields N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA), a nitrosamine and potent carcinogen. Annexes II and III of the European Cosmetic Directive specify that nitrosamine contamination or NDELA contamination must not be present in health and beauty care products or cosmetics.
Intertek has extensive knowledge and experience of NDELA analysis in both raw materials and finished products. The NDELA level is determined by HPLC-PCD (high performance liquid chromatography - post column derivatization), ISO method 10130:2009, recommended by COLIPA (European Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfume Association). The NDELA analysis has a limit of 10parts per billion (ppb) and is specific for NDELA detection.
Intertek also provides a wide range of routine analytical services for a range of common contaminants including:
- Free Formaldehyde
- Heavy Metals
- Parabens and Phenoxyethanol
- 26 Fragrance Allergens
Cosmetics Safety Testing Services
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