New tooth-whitening rules come into force

Wednesday 31 October 2012 11.56
The new rules ban the use of tooth-whitening products with more than 6% hydrogen peroxide
The new rules ban the use of tooth-whitening products with more than 6% hydrogen peroxide

New regulations governing the use of a chemical found in tooth whitening products have come into force.

The directive from the European Council regulates the use of hydrogen peroxide.

It bans the use of tooth-whitening products that contain over 6% of the chemical and limits tooth whitening to adults.

Tom Feeney, who is a representative for the Irish Dental Association, has welcomed the directive.

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