New opinion on restriction of phthalates


On day 21 March 2017 Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted opinion to support the proposal of European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and Denmark to restrict the four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP) in articles in EU.

These substances are classified as toxic to reproduction in cat. 1B. Recommendation is applied to articles that cause exposure through the skin or by inhalation, such as: flooring, coated fabrics and paper, recreational gear and equipment, mattresses, footwear, office supplies and equipment, and other articles moulded or coated with plastic.


– More information on ECHA webpage.