About Titanium Dioxide -- Frequently Asked Questions

Position Statement on California Proposition 65 -- On September 2, 2011, California listed titanium dioxide (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size) as a carcinogen under Proposition 65 using the Labor Code mechanism. This document provides background on the listing and its implications.

Position Statement on NIOSH – In April 2011, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published Current Intelligence Bulletin 63, which identified recommended exposure limits for pigmentary and ultrafine titanium dioxide. This document highlights the Council's position on the Current Intelligence Bulletin and provides background information on the classification.

Titanium Dioxide Product Safety Statement on Inhalation Toxicology A joint TDMA/TDSC document reviewing the February 2006 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassification of titanium dioxide. This document explains the significance of this reclassification and the positions of TDMA and TDSC.

Comments on the Yazdi et al. Publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- Joint TDSC and TDMA comments in response to a paper published which links or equates health effects concerns associated with asbestos and asbestos exposures with inhalation exposures to titanium dioxide particles.